Old industrial metal drawer -- bookshelf. Clean a drawer, then add pieces of wood to it to serve as shelves. Storage pieces like this can be wall mounted or simply placed on tables and/or propped up against walls. Photo via MFEO.
Creative bulletin board - Make a bulletin board from the drawer of an old dresser. Paint the drawer, then cut corkboard to fit the inside and glue in place. Cover with pretty paper. You'll have a place to pin favorite items as well as a new display shelf!