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A Perfect DIY Dresser Kitchen Island

DIY Dresser Kitchen Island

Most kitchens hold potential for improved functionality, storage, and style, but too many don’t utilize the space efficiently. A dresser kitchen island is not only a beautiful and modern way to update your kitchen, but it also permits an array of functional benefits.

By adding a dresser kitchen island to your home, you can create more storage space, have a larger work surface, and update the overall look of your kitchen.

If you have a little set aside in the bank and are thinking of investing in home improvement, then a dresser kitchen island would be an excellent idea.

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But if you don’t have the budget for a spanking new one, why not turn an old dresser into a kitchen island?

This DIY project is a great option for those who are looking to save money. By using an old dresser that is just lying around, or by asking a friend who may have one that is not being used anymore, you can save a lot of money on this project.

You can keep its drawers as storage for other kitchen essentials. You can also expand its top so you can have more workspace and some leg space for when you place chairs on one side.

You can use it as a buffet when you have parties or as a makeshift kitchen island when you need more counter space.

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This stunning dresser kitchen island can double as a breakfast bar or extra prep space in a pinch. You can also install caster wheels on your kitchen island so you can move it around as needed to create more space in your kitchen.

Plus, the extra storage in the dresser kitchen island is perfect for all of your kitchen needs. It’s also possible to paint your old dresser kitchen island.

However, depending on the quality of the dresser you have, it may not be the best idea. If you have an old dresser that’s in decent shape, you might be able to leave it as is.

Otherwise, you’ll need to paint it in order to turn it into a kitchen island that matches your style. This option isn’t for everyone, but it’s an option that can turn out well for those who take it on.

If you have a large family or entertain often, the dresser kitchen island is the perfect solution for you.

You can cook other stuff while your kids eat on the kitchen island/breakfast bar since you have enough workspace across the table. Plus, you can also use it as a homework station where they can work on their artwork, play games, or a place to pay bills since it provides ample counter space.

It’s perfect for the busy mom who has to do a gazillion things!

Do you have an old dresser that’s waiting for you to turn into a kitchen island? Maybe you’ve been meaning to do it for a while, but you’re not quite sure how to go about it.

Well, luckily, we’ve got a few tips to help you out! Check out our gallery for ideas.

Materials you need to build a dresser kitchen island…

You’ll need these materials:

  • Old Dresser
  • Primer
  • Paint
  • Dowel Rods
  • Wheel Casters
  • Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Stain and Coat
  • “T” Metal Brackets

And these tools:

  • Drill
  • Paintbrush
  • Screwdrivers

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Thanks to Ally Laughing at the Days for this great project. You can get more details about this project here

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