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.
DIY Kitchen Island - leave the right drawer intact for more utensil or cutlery storage. the tall section ideal for recycling cans. add hooks and rails around sides and back for even more convenience. knee-hole desk will provide double the drawer space!