I would like to find other things to use for storage.
And old dresser or chest of drawers might work, milk crates, check out the thrift store and see what they have that could be repurposed.
You could make this kitchen island which has lots of storage https://familyfocusblog.com/make-kitchen-island-old-coffee-table/
Pretty baskets suit cases boxes covered with pretty paper
We used lots of bins and baskets for our pantry! Using a lot of items we already had! See our pantry here: https://www.aratariathome.com/blog/pantry-makeover-for-under-100
I have a large antique cupboard in my kitchen that I use as a pantry.