In a large group of magazines gifted to me recently, there are numerous articles on how to make more from a kit than what is presented in the instructions. I've modified kits before, but some of these are truly remarkable and have opened my eyes to even greater possibilities.
I bought a Chrysnbon kitchen hutch kit since I had just discovered a modification perfect for an old post office. In the November 2000 issue of Dollhouse Miniatures magazine, there are instructions for converting this hutch into a desk. I think the vintage style is perfect.
I went my own direction using the magazine instructions as a general guide. Since I didn't care about making anything in particular from the leftovers, I used the spare parts as needed. It simplified things for me and worked out just as well. Next up, finishing and hardware.