Thursday, September 26, 2013

Antique Dresser Turned Kitchen Island

Here's a fun project I just finished. I purchased the antique c.1920  oak dresser at the flea market about a month ago. I removed two of the drawers and used lovely pine boards for the shelves and top. The case is painted in antique white. The overhang can accommodate two bar stools, and there's plenty of storage from the drawers and shelves. Perfect for a small kitchen!




















22 comments:

  1. So clever and lovely.

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  2. love your little dresser turned island piece and I would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren! I'd be delighted if you'd feature this project. Just shoot me an email if you need anything on my end. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Anonymous9/27/2013

    You are a genius !!!!!!! This is so beautiful and useful. I could see this in my small cottage kitchen.
    Your creativity is truly amazing.
    Thanks for sharing this gem,
    Vanessa

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    1. Oh my goodness Vanessa, that's so nice of you to say! Thank you, you made my whole day :)

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  4. Anonymous9/27/2013

    Wow, this is Amazing!! Just love what you did to this piece. Really creative.

    Sandy

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  5. Great re-purpose. Love the green mixing bowl on the bottom shelf. Would fit with my collection.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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    1. Thank you Audrey! I think I picked that bowl up last summer at the flea market for $4!

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  6. Anonymous9/27/2013

    As a rule, I usually don't like old dressers with the drawers taken out. They just look empty, sad and broken to me, BUT by remaking the top and matching the shelves to it and leaving the top drawers in place, you've created a whole other thing here! This looks great!

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    1. I'm glad you like it! I only do this treatment when the drawers are unsalvageable, so rest assured that this was the best possible solution for this piece :)

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  7. Very creative. Love it!

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  8. Prize winning creation!

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  9. Love, love, love this piece!!! Beautiful.

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  10. Anonymous8/28/2014

    Love this! Can you tell me the height of the dresser and how far the overhang of the counter top is? Also-how did you measure the piece of wood to fit inside the dresser? Searching for the right dresser :)

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  11. Love, love, love it!!! I recently purchased a similar dresser at a garage sale, and want to use it as an island in my kitchen. i have been looking at tons of island diys and yours is my favorite! Thanks for the post!

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  12. Anonymous7/05/2015

    What kind of stain did you use on the pine wood? It's gorgeous! :)

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  13. What a nice peice of furniture. Can you let me know what and how you did the counter top with the wood. Sealed with snd what kind of wood. Thanks Kim

    Psst. I hot an older changing tanle i using ss a island trying to figure out what kind of counter top to use.

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  14. What a nice peice of furniture. Can you let me know what and how you did the counter top with the wood. Sealed with snd what kind of wood. Thanks Kim

    Psst. I hot an older changing tanle i using ss a island trying to figure out what kind of counter top to use.

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