No Money DIY Vintage Dresser Island

How to turn a funky old dresser into a dedicated creative work space.
I started with a vintage dresser that we've had for over 10 years. It's served a lot of functions over the years and I decided to turn it into an island work table for my creative space.


*Keep in mind, like most of my projects this was done with NO budget, using elements I already have!*
I removed the lower drawer frames/supports with a hammer and a jigsaw. I found some scrap boards and cut them to size, creating a shelf in the lower open space.
I created a little counter on the back side of the dresser using iron shelf brackets and another board.
I dry brushed white paint over the inside and back of the dresser.
I added an old finial to one side to hang aprons.
I added an iron bird hook to the other side to hold project supplies, like vintage hangers.
Open shelves hold creative supplies.
It has been really nice to have a dedicated spot for creative projects instead of always taking up the kitchen counter or dining table!
Without spending any money at all, I was able to pull together a functional island table for my creative space using items I already had.


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  • Mary Hofstra Mary Hofstra on Oct 26, 2016
    I have an antique dresser that I used growing up. It's been in our garage with junk in it and on top of it for over 10 years! My husband wants to throw it out because he thinks it's junk! I've wanted to turn it into something like this for years but haven't dared to start such a huge project. Thanks for sharing! Now I have to get started!

  • Melodi Whitaker Melodi Whitaker on Feb 12, 2018
    Really cute!! Great job😊

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