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Inspiration for a Vintage Dresser as a Kitchen Island

After our success on the tiny side table, Mom and I are tackling a much bigger piece of furniture – a dresser turned into a kitchen island.

Originally my Mom had looked into various options for adding storage space to her kitchen: custom cupboards to match what she had, prefab cupboards from the hardware store, and even a bathroom cabinet that could be given a new counter top and used in the kitchen. But the problem is, all of those options are either super pricey, or made of MDF and unlikely to last long or hold heavy kitchen items.

So we turned our attention to the option of taking a vintage dresser and update it to suit her kitchen. The one we found was solid wood, had dovetailed drawers, and was on sale at the local antique dealer for a fabulous price! Win-win!

We will be using Fusion Mineral Paint again for this project, but before getting started I perused the inspiring world of Pinterest.

Here are some of my favourites!

When your dresser is as gorgeous as this one from Better Homes and Gardens, you leave it alone and let its beauty shine!

The colour on this dresser island from the Nesting Gypsy is to die for! It really becomes the feature piece of the whole kitchen.

Although this may not be my Mom’s cup of tea, this rustic industrial piece from gets me right in the feels. So. Much. Patina.

Not only is the sunshine yellow from this piece at Life Made Lovely a happy colour, I also love the addition of the butcher block top.

And although this piece from digsdigs is out of our size allowance and the budget, it is way too gorgeous to leave it out. Le Sigh. My dream white kitchen together with the most gorgeous antique piece built in.

Which one is your favourite?

xoxo Aubrey


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