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.
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old screen door cabinet - would make a great pantry! Would also look good with a wood door cut in half for 2 doors. I'd say make this and attach it to outside of the house for an outdoor garden tool closet!
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!