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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ideefixe

You might want to post this on the Kitchen forum.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 12:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lydia1959

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kitka

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
moonshadow

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jen2006

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Name on artwork
I just got this photo today, have you ever hear of...
Dones
Need help identifying blue bowl
Does anyone recognize this maker's mark? It is on the...
SFQ54
Need help with Collection Francaise Lamps
Hi, I am trying to find out some information about...
susan0830
Antimassacars and tablecloth
I found a cache of embroidered and lace furniture accessories...
debodun
Question about Eastlake washstand that has two types of drawer joints
Hi. I recently purchased an antique washstand that...
Patricia Oliver
Sponsored Products
Big Foot Cutting Board - Joseph Joseph
$40.00 | HORNE
Calligaris Latina Vintage Side Chair - CS/260-V P128 451
$209.10 | Hayneedle
Illusion Table by Essey
$290.00 | Lumens
Fairmont Cherry Russet Stained Wood Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
Wooden Ball Lantern Indoor Pendant Light
ParrotUncle
Tonin Casa | Wave 70-102 Inch Extension Glass Table
YLiving.com
Set of 2 Zuo Hayes Valley Beige Chairs
Euro Style Lighting
Colusa Metal Framed Squares
Overstock.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™