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Design Crisis | What to do with this out-of-place shelf?!

So I know that I'm usually the one dishing out apartment decorating tips around here, but I need to flip things around for once. You see, I'm stumped. And I need your creative ideas.

The photo above shows a corner of my bedroom where my bed and nightstand are. Hung high up on the wall (too high to easily reach) is this closet-like shelf and rack. It was put there by my landlord. I'm a renter, so I can't just take it down. Plus, I'm pretty sure it's not only screwed into the walls... but also GLUED! Asking him to take it down is a last resort, since he's pretty reluctant to change things he's done to the place. 

I'm really not sure what to do with it. Hide it? Seems impossible. Utilize it? But how? 

So here's where you come in. Hit me with your inspiring ideas and creative suggestions.

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Happy brainstorming!



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