My mother in law asked me if I wanted this little book-shelf and being thrifty, I thought we could do something with it! Originally it had 2 shelves, I took out the lower shelf to give the dolls a little 'study' under the beds. Lily hung the blue fabric on the bed yesterday, when I took it off of Gracie's bed- it is not part of the regular set-up! We then used a towel and bandanna to create the 'bed' on the shelf and set a plastic doll bed that came from Walmart on top! At the time of putting this all together, I was thinking about building a doll house for the American Girls, so I didn't want to invest time into painting the book shelf. I think that once summer comes and I can take the shelf outside, I will. I think white outside, and some fun colors on the 'walls' would really help to make it feel like a room!