From old door to beautiful catchall. Add some shelves or wire baskets as this one shows. I love the addition of the mirror! You can find directions for how to build something similar from This Old House New Takes On Old Doors: Salvaged Doors Repurposed
I probably run across this style dresser at least monthly! Kicking Ass Crafting: Refinishing Furniture - I love the idea of painting the top the black color - gives it that slate countertop sort of look.
Simple built-in to create a mudroom and/or storage anywhere from an entry, to kids room or in a laundry room by adding shelves or a deeper bench for sitting. Put drawers under bench or have the seat lift up to store things.