Love the backing of the bookshelf would paint the actual bookcase a different color! DIY Country Decor: Pallet Bookcase Tutorial Maybe a way to sturdy up the cheap book shelves from Target and Walmart or Ikea.
Awesome Makeover: DIY Projects & Tutorials to Repurpose Old Furniture Turn an Old Cabinet to Useful Kitchen Island. Stunning repurpose from old cabinet to perfectly kitchen island! See more instructions.