Transformed Dresser Into Kitchen Island

by Trisha
DIY I had a customer who cherishes a dresser she was left from her grandma it was very special to her but ohhhh so not pretty I refinished her kitchen cabinets and I thought to my self hey why not let me transform your dresser into a functional kitchen island???? We elevated it boxing out the bottom added trim and molding removed two bottom drawers and made open shielding for cute baskets. Then we replaced all the flimsy wood with real sturdy wood added wood to the top and nailed 2x4"s to create a drift wood, DIY reclaimed wood top!!!! This came out perfect my client is beyond thrilled . Contact everythinghasname on all social media or email to receive your estimate on kitchen cabinets and so much more. Happy painting.
Dresser before
Completed project above is detailed process
Look at this angle
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  • Rose Rose on Aug 30, 2018

    How did you get the dress at island height?

  • Penny W Penny W on Oct 22, 2018

    Could you please share the dimensions of this island...size of top, height of island, etc.? My daughter could really use something like this in her small house.

  • Beverly Nelson Beverly Nelson on Nov 23, 2020

    What brand paint and color did you use? I love it! I actually have a dresser from my great grandmother that would look nice like that.

    Just don't know what I would do with the beautiful mirror. It's from the 40's.

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  • Dawn Darling Dawn Darling on Sep 14, 2016
    Cool idea! I think I will do this since I have a small mobile home for eating and storage! Thanks for posting it.
  • Trisha Trisha on Oct 06, 2017

    I would love to see you do it;) I know u can;)