Here's my adaptation: I couldn't find a place for my beloved wicker tea cart we brought back from Kenya, and I also needed something to go in our entry way. A wonderful marriage!
The bottom shelf holds games, which didn't have a place to live either. My vintage guest book sits on the top shelf.
Since most people here take off their shoes (due to snow, etc.), I wanted a place for them to sit. I had bought a lacquered pink wrought iron chair which was perfect for that spot!
We painted an antique mirror lacquer red and completed the scene with an lacquered orange wrought iron hat rack. A fun, colorful welcome to our guests!
More on DIY organizing:
Turn Your Clutter into Storage - DIY Ideas
DIY Under-the-Bed Storage
DIY - Turn a Hutch or TV Cabinet into an Entry Organizer