Repurposing unused furniture or objects into fabulously functional “one of a kind” pieces can be so unexpected and efficient, wouldn’t you say? Today, we take a look at how some very innovative DIYers realized the potential of their ordinary “stuff” and created these cool kitchen islands that are unique, utilitarian, and unquestionably uber-fantastic.
Transform that dust-covered dresser from your garage into something totally custom-made for your kitchen.
Card Catalog Island
Book lovers will totally appreciate this card catalog cabinet turned sideways and into a spice holder/dried goods drawer and butcher block island (clearly a flea market, salvage store, or DiggersList find!).
Shopping Cart Island
Out of commission shopping carts are flipped and fitted with butcher block, granite, and hanging stemware racks for an urban, artsy-hip kitchen vibe.
Photo and design description: thekitchn.com.
Need extra counter and storage space, but on a tight budget?School your friends and family with how to graduate a simple desk to a smart and functional kitchen island.
Photo and how-to: remodeleze.com.
Tool Chest Island
From hand tools to cooking tools, this clever craftsman chest was practically built to be a portable kitchen island.
Photo and design idea: blog.marciamooredesign.com.
Which one of these is your favorite kitchen island? Have your transformed any of your furniture for a kitchen island?
This is a guest post by Skaie Knox at DiggersList.com. DiggersList is a nation-wide online free home improvement classifieds that allows contractors, property owners, suppliers and DIY enthusiasts to buy, sell, trade or donate thousands of excess home improvement and construction materials.