Asked on Mar 16, 2014

Do you have any ideas about building a kitchen island

by Lorre
with a dresser and old coffee table top?
  9 answers
  • Michele Castell Michele Castell on Mar 16, 2014
    try useing an old dresser or something like it

  • Lorre Lorre on Mar 16, 2014
    thank you

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    • Z Z on Mar 17, 2014
      @Lorre, so you are starting from scratch, you have nothing purchased already, is that correct? Will you be painting it?

  • Marge Marge on Mar 17, 2014
    Remove some of the drawers and make shelves. Sand down and paint a white or off white. It doesn't have to match the rest of the cabinets. the coffee table top shouldn't be too much bigger than the dresser. Pictures would be helpful if you have them.

  • Lorre Lorre on Mar 17, 2014
    thank you, I am looking for a dresser, I have the coffee table. Looking for an old dresser with good character.

    • Z Z on Mar 17, 2014
      @Lorre, I didn't see this comment when I replied above. Are you hoping to use the coffee table top as the top of the island? Is so make sure to keep those measurements handy when you shop thrift store, Craigslist, or even your for sale facebook pages for your area. If they sellers on the only sites don't list the size email (CL) or post a comment asking for those measurements.

  • Betsy Coss Betsy Coss on Mar 18, 2014
    We painted an old buffet and added a wood top. We made the top larger to make a bar for stools and put brackets under the overhang.

  • Lorre Lorre on Mar 18, 2014
    i did not think of craigs list ,thanks

  • Lorre Lorre on Mar 18, 2014
    depends, i really like wood, but if it is funny looking i will stain it country green

  • Lorre Lorre on Mar 18, 2014
    oh, where is blair, me, do you know where skete, me is?

  • Lorre Lorre on Mar 23, 2014
    thanks for the answers, but still hoping for more ideas.