8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget and Ability

8 DIY Kitchen Islands You Can Create

There never seems to be enough cabinets and countertops in your kitchen, huh? Take a look at your floor space…do you have room to squeeze in an island? Take a look at these eight gorgeous DIY kitchen islands; perhaps one of them will be adorning your kitchen soon!

Red stenciled kitchen island DIY

This? Ingenious! Two dressers side to side, painted the same color, and stenciled for added zip! DIY idea by Remodeling Guy.

Kitchen Island DIY Desk Upcycle tutorial

Have an old desk? Need a kitchen island? This tutorial by My Repurposed Life has your solution. Some castors, some glue gun action, some primer and paint. Bazinga!

Red slatted bottom DIY kitchen island

I love this gorgeous piece was created by Killer B. Design…it makes a solid statement and was created on a serious budget.

DIY kitchen island with stainless steel top

Ready for a real project? This beadboard and stainless island tutorial from DIY network uses stock cabinets and requires a bit of elbow grease…but oh, so worth it!

Roller Cart DIY Kitchen Upcycle

This awesome tutorial by Rhoads Construction describes their repurposed rolling cart kitchen island as, “A place to prepare food.  A beverage station at parties.  Dessert table.  Coffee service.  Fun ride for the kids.”   Gotta love it!


Make Your Own Distressed Kitchen Island

For those who’d prefer a little less construction and a little more distress, this step-by-step tutorial by The Inspired Room shows how to take unfinished furniture to create a distressed piece that looks like it’s been there forever.

Homemade Kitchen Island Created from a Buffet

Isn’t this adorable? Designing Domesticity added a butcher block top and tulip bun feet to add height to create the perfect kitchen island for their home.

DIY Kitchen Wooden Kitchen Island Plans

This wooden kitchen island is both substantial and classic. The DIY tutorial by Ana White shows you how to create a piece that will last years…and perhaps become a family heirloom.

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