Hi! I would definitely remove a couple of the drawers and add some wood pieces for shelving. My post shows ours into a tv stand but I think it could be a serving area if I ever wanted it to be. We also added extra boards for a new wood topper. It is my favorite part. https://michellejdesigns.com/restore-your-furniture-back-fabulous/
I love these and they are such a great idea!
Here is a cute one that may give you some ideas.