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10 Wallet-Friendly Kitchen Island Ideas

From the Wallet of a college freshman to a fresh millionaire

An antique dresser to a kitchen island conversion idea

This antique oak dresser has been given a new lease on life as a kitchen island, and let me tell you, it’s looking mighty fine. The owner of this dresser must have been a big fan of practicality because those two big drawers just weren’t cutting it. So, our hero here decided to remove them and add some shelves. And you know what? It worked like a charm!

If you’re a fan of antiques, you know that they hold some pretty cool secrets. It’s like their time capsules are just waiting to be opened. In this case, our source discovered a stamped date on the backboard from April 29, 1921. That’s right, folks, this piece has been around longer than any of us, and it’s still kicking!

Now, for all you DIYers out there, our mentor has a little tip for you. If you’re dealing with bleed-through from an old dark varnish on a new light paint color, don’t panic! Just put down a coat of oil-based polyurethane with a sponge brush, let it dry, and then apply the rest of your paint coats like normal. It’s like magic, folks. Pure magic.

So, if you’re ever in Niantic, make sure to check out Past to Present Collectibles on Main Street and tell Josh that our hero sent you. And who knows, maybe you’ll stumble upon a hidden gem just waiting to be transformed into a kitchen island.

Written by Simpson

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