Remember these? They fell down about six months ago, and since my roommate was afraid to put any more holes in the wall, they were retired. We had a big empty space on our dining room wall, though, and it was kind of depressing.
Then we went to Phoenix in August, and I basically bought out Ikea. It was heavenly. So heavenly that we went twice, because after we got home from the first trip I was feeling sad about all the things I'd left on the shelves for other people to buy.
Really, all I'd needed was a desk. But I got carried away. And then my roommate was inspired to buy some nice things too, and our apartment looks like this now. I am loving it.