I'd like to make a DIY kitchen island from a dresser...

by Cathy
I am trying to find out if anyone has transformed an old dresser into a kitchen island.
What are the best ways to strengthen everything.
  4 answers
  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Jun 07, 2017
    Here are a couple of links with ideas and tutorials:

  • Bonnie Shirley Coates Bonnie Shirley Coates on Jun 08, 2017
    My kitchen is very small so I added a dresser to give me additional counter space and storage. My dresser was already very sturdy so all I did was paint it and put is along a wall in my kitchen under a pot rack. Of course, this photo is when we first moved into the house. It is a little more organized now. I just didn't have the space for an island. Good luck with your project.

  • BabyBoomerSC BabyBoomerSC on Jun 08, 2017
    I have a neighbor that did this. She removed the drawers and inserted a piece of thin wood in it's place and then painted the entire piece off white. For the top, she stripped off the stain that was there and then re-stained it and sealed it. She added hooks on the sides for towels.

  • Letmework Letmework on Jun 08, 2017
    I used an old record player cabinet because it was the right size, height, etc. I gutted it, painted the outside and put a slab of marble over the top (I scored both pieces on Craigslist) and use it every day for my baking center with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer on it. I had an electrician wire an outlet in the ceiling above it. Good luck.