This is from my previous house, where I had all white walls, vaulted ceilings, and several of these niches/nooks. I painted the back side brown, and installed some floating shelves to create a built in. (Another idea I had thought of, would have been to hang a large picture with a display lamp, above it, for a more formal look). All I had to purchase were the 1x12's, have them cut to length, and mounted 1x2's along the back and sides to support the shelves. Maybe cost me $6.00! This was a rental, and when I left, the new tenants liked it so much, they asked me to leave it. (Notice the chairs from a previous post?)Pin It Now!