ikea hack expedit. Would make a prettier roof, but LOVE this idea! Doesn't take up room, easy to decorate. Yes.
DIY knife block - I just glued together the covers of some interesting books i found at the thrift store and secured them with twine. the tight pages of the books hold the knives in place. plus at 4 dollars total cost i can afford to do this again in a few years when the books start to shred.