Upcycle a dresser to create a kitchen island
To celebrate #secondhandSeptember, we’re featuring an amazing upcycle project completed by a customer from our Ham Lake store.
Kitchen islands can be a huge asset to any kitchen, providing additional storage and workspace. But they can be pretty expensive, especially if you want to customize the size, color and style to suit your individual style and space.
Liz, a shopper at the Ham Lake Thrift Store, created her own custom kitchen island for less than $40.
With a color tag discount, Liz scored a TV stand/nightstand for only $3. She removed the drawer and doors and sanded the top of the stand.
Next, Liz repainted the stand and the drawer, keeping the exterior a clean white and adding a pop of color with a bright, cheery blue to the interior and the drawer.
Liz added blocks and wheels to the bottom of the stand to make it a mobile kitchen island. Next, she lined the bottom of the island and added a shelf. Finally, Liz added sleek hardware, a handy basket and a towel bar.
Liz spent about $35 to purchase the paint and hardware. She invested a total of $38 to create a kitchen island that looks like million bucks!
What are some of your favorite upcycle projects created from #thriftstorefinds?