Great idea for perfect pictures! The next time you’re hanging framed photos, trace the frames on paper, cut the shapes out and nail them to the wall. Rip the paper away and you’ll have the nails in place for perfectly arranged photos!
Simple built-ins to deeper bench for sitting. Or instead of custom, buy two thrify store bookcases and paint them, bolt them to your wall and add wainscotting between them. Then pick up a thift store bench and cut it to fit. Add the hooks and you're set.