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.
I would love to find an old bookcase to do this for my polka dot classroom