IKEA Hackers: Laundry Hamper turned Beautiful Modern Side Table *I don't think they make the hamper anymore but for I can use the wire basket and add a top to it! Storage for books and such and a tall side table for me.
Future design idea for a desk (or in the childrens bedroom. Image this desk on a hinge as part of your command centre or in Ivies room as a drawing table (on an angle). Saves space and keeps things clutter free.