If I have time tonight I'm going to paint this shelf, that I use as a kitchen counter, that was free, stolen from a crazy landlord of a building my roommate once lived in. Did you catch all that?
Speaking of shelves, it is really sad that I've been longing for an Expedit shelf from Ikea for so long and never bought one. I don't have any "real" shelving, as in I don't have anything that was actually purchased by myself to store items. I love the cubes, the idea that I could fill some of them with books, others with my white vase collections, others with photos, and swap them all in and out as much as I like...ok, I know, it's just Ikea, but still...
Maybe if I had some more money to spend on furniture I'd be lusting after some of these instead. Ahh to have real wood furniture.....Vivavi Stagger StorageRoom and Board Kiva Shelving (Looooove this room)
Design Public Brave Space Shelving
Not totally my style, but has the same idea as the Expedit (and other listed above), with the mixing and matching and filling in the different spaces with various objects.
Designbeam's Xel Design