This is a unique idea I found on Pinterest, its a small ironing board a girl could use in a college dorm or mom could use in conjunction with sewing and craft projects. Its made with small fold up table, like a TV tray easily covered, but for all the details here is the -- Tutorial at Like A Saturday
This cork board would be great for a dorm room or craft room, made with corkboard tiles and white paint to create the chevron design. But for the complete tutorial you can find it here and how they made the cushion on the chair from napkins. --Tutorial at The Happy Home Blog
For some extra seating and storage you can use storage crates with some easy steps, a little fabric and hot glue but I have provide the link to Tupelo Honey for the Tutorial as I would not want to forget any tips of steps to make yours.
Now for makeup and to keep it organized and off the counter this was a unique idea I found while searching, its a magnetic board. I love this and have thought of other ideas, like for spice tins. But this for a dorm idea and there is a complete Tutorial over at Lisa Marie Blog