Lately we've been seeing a lot of shelving designs that give the look of (or are!) multiple tables split apart, painted and repurposed into shelves and desks. We love the quirky look of these brightly-colored shelving units.
If you're not up for the do-it-yourself project but like the look of these tables made into shelves, check out Umbra's Biblioteca Bookshelf
shown in images 4 and 5.
1. A brightly colored shelving unit from Camilla at Home
2 - 3. Designer Isabel Quiroga's bookcase made of old tables, called "Storyteller", via Treehugger
4 - 5. Biblioteca Bookshelf
in a lovely room shown on Desire to Inspire
(Images: as credited above)