love this idea, except for the coffee table part and only because the bookcases are too tall. It's a coffee table, an old bookcase, and some paint. Use a plain bookcase and add crown molding to the top and trim down the front.
turn an old bookcase on its side and place behind couch for extra table space behind sofa. Interior also doubles as storage for items that don't need to be readily accessible all the time, like holiday decorations, winter coats, etc.
Dollhouse Large Bookcase 6 Ft High 15 Wood Paints Stains Cottage Style New
I love this idea: "Find a china hutch or curio cabinet on Craigslist, paint it black, and repurpose it into an antique book cabinet." I could do this with my curio cabinet, or the maple hutch in the corner.
Old bookcase . flop it onto it's back in the yard . fill with garden soil and ta da, a self-contained garden! (though I doubt I'd ever have an unused old bookcase lying around . this would be a cheap way to do some raised beds)
Remove cheap cardboard from the back of pre-fab shelving units and add character with pallet wood. Wish I would've known about it for the Home Depot shelving unit. It would have lasted soooo much longer!