I love using a piece of furniture for something other than what it was made for. It's just fun to do. And anytime I can use a piece of furniture for more than one purpose is even better! I have posted about my sofa table before (a long time ago), but wanted to share more.
From the front door, it just looks like I have a regular sofa table behind my sofa.
As you can see, it is also a nine-drawer mahogany dresser. Great for storage!
The left three bottom drawers I use to store tissue paper, wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon and tags. So easy to find everything when I need to wrap a gift quick!
One of the drawers on the right I use for school supplies. During homework time, if my kids need paper, pencils, a folder...it's all right there in the drawer. Easy to find.
I hope this inspires you to consider multi-purposes for furniture.