Double Duty Furniture

03/16/2012 01:15 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Need extra storage and seating in your bedroom or family room? With a little creativity, your furniture can often serve more than one purpose. Watch here as DIY expert, Kelly Edwards, shows you how to turn a single bookcase into a double-duty piece of furniture that provides enough room to store your books while giving you a comfy space to lounge and read them.

To get started, all you need are three things:
1. A sturdy bookcase with open shelving
2. A thick piece of foam cut to size
3. Fabric of your choice to complement your existing dᅢᄅcor

Once you have this project done, imagine the possibilities of other pieces. You will never look at furniture the same way again!