antique dresser made into a kitchen island

kitkaAugust 23, 2009

I would like to make a kitchen island out of a vintage dresser or buffet. (First need to find something). Has anyone tried this? Not sure what to make the top out of. I just need a narrow island and I would like to paint it black, but I have never refinished anything before. Would love to see pictures if anyone has done this. Would also appreciate any tips/hints.

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You might want to post this on the Kitchen forum.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 12:38PM
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If you are going to put a new top on it and paint it black....why do you want an antique dresser?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 2:12PM
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I like the idea. See the photo in the link for some inspiration.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 4:44PM
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I'am sure you don't want to hear this....but that doesn't look like an island made from an old dresser but rather a table that moves around. That base and the legs look very out of place with the rest of the piece, the placement of the handles on the drawers is odd and the top looks too too big for the base.
How about something like the table linked below?
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: Old table

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 7:15PM
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Thanks everybody. I was thinking something like in the website shown below, with a vintage buffet or dresser painted black (rubbed/distressed). I need it painted and not stained in order to work it in with my kitchen decor.

Here is a link that might be useful: painted vintage buffet

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 10:56PM
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I've seen some antique pieces made into bath vanities and really like them. Could be cool making an island - like your inspiration, kitka!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 11:03PM
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I know someone who did this, all that was necessary was camoflaging the back of the dresser, and she used some beadboard for that. Came out great.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2010 at 5:31PM
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