That worked so well, that we just recently used the same type of shelving in my workspace, which has been so wonderfully functional and it isn't an eyesore since it is within the family room space now. Here are a few pictures. The wall of shelves are on the outside wall of our bedroom.
Now this is the other project we have been working on slowly through out the year. This space is on the other wall of our bedroom. It is a tiny little area that has been the overflow so often of whatever is going on in the house. It eventually will be a 2nd bathroom for us, but that is quite a ways down the road for us(yes, it is possible to function as a family of 8 with only one bathroom-haha). Anyways, I have been working to widdle us down around here to only having things we used regularly. We let go of a lot of toys collecting dust, alot of "maybe some day" things, etc. And Cole and I have worked really hard on cleaning and organizing the garage multiple times to get a good space for his weight room, which used to be down in this space. He really prefers to work out in the garage anyways. So, finally we had a clear space to give the younger kids a room for playing. We were able to purchase a carpet remnant to fit the entire room and have since then, been working on a layout for the kiddos to play, more on that later:) I am so thrilled to be on our way to having this space because since our bedroom was built, it has deeply grieved me that we had no space for the kids to have sleep overs! Cole asked me one day in the middle of a moment of frustration as I was racking my brain to figure out where to store things, why this change was so important to me. I just broke down in tears and told him, I want you kids to be able to have your friends over again. I have missed that so much!