Yet, as I look around my home, I have done that with numerous pieces. It's a fun and creative way to use what I already have instead of purchasing an item I can't afford. I had to laugh because I have done this for years before it became popular. It was a result of having very little money or space.
We no longer have a desktop computer and this piece of furniture was just sitting in the middle of my living room taking up space. Since we gave away our entertainment center before we moved here, I decided to use the computer workstation desk for our television. Works perfect and gave me some extra space for pictures and whatnot!
I also have a small dresser that I have no use for in the bedrooms so instead, I use it to store our DVDs in the living room.
Someone gave me a bookshelf years ago and I turned it into shelves for my pantry items in the kitchen.