I love this kitchen island with storage from a repurposed chest of drawers. What kitchen doesn’t always need more storage space.
The old chest of drawers usually had 3 or 4 drawers that were pretty deep (thinks all of the baking pans) and 2 top drawers that are rather shallow (silverware and other utensils). Plus by adding corbels there is room for two people to sit and eat. The fact that it will end up costing less than a new island is just a bonus. Remodeling a kitchen can be very expensive so anyway that you can save yourself some money is a great great idea.
Adding an island is one of the best ways to improve the functionality of the kitchen. This DIY project was designed to introduce the reader to a way to turn an old worn out dresser into a great and useful kitchen island. I have seen something similar to this before and they put a towel rack and a paper towel holder on the side of the chest.
This idea and instructions for repurposing a chest of drawers into a kitchen island with loads of storage is from Modern Vintage Home. The creator of the project was hoping to show how easy it is to turn an old and worn out dresser that has seen better days and make it into a kitchen island that adds much more storage to the kitchen.
Benefits of reading the DIY Projects: Kitchen Island with Storage From Repurposed Chest
Learn how easy it can save a bunch of money and create an interesting kitchen island.
The project includes a complete list of all the necessary materials, supplies and tools needed.
There is an easy to follow step by step instruction guide on how to build it.
There are numerous full-color pictures that help to provide a good visual reference.
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