DIY Wall Shelves of Used Drawers. I like this idea for repurposing drawers. Might be able to find an old dresser that has seen better days, with scuffs or crackers but that has interesting drawers, that I can pick up for cheap at a yard sale.
DIY Kitchen Island - leave the right drawer intact for more utensil or cutlery storage. The tall section ideal for stand mixer and blender or could add shelves in knee hole space. Add hooks and rails around sides and back for even more convenience.