DIY Kitchen Island Ideas and Inspiration

Have you see the prices of kitchen islands? I have and well, no thanks! There are plenty of creative ways to build a DIY kitchen island. You can use wood, metal an old dresser or even old windows! The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

DIY Kitchen Islands. These kitchen island DIY projects are great inspiration to draw from. Build your own DIY kitchen island easily when you use these tips, tricks and ideas!

If you’re just a little bit handy around the house, you can probably pull off a nice kitchen island DIY project. First, you’ll need to decide what you want to use your kitchen island for. Do you need to store thing? Build a shelf. Do you want to chop things on it? Build in a proper food-safe cutting board area. Do you want it just for extra space? Maybe a simple DIY kitchen island is what you’ll want to build. Four legs and a top could do the trick!


DIY Kitchen Islands

Whatever you’d building, check out these DIY kitchen island ideas for inspiration!

DIY Pallet Wood Kitchen Island Cart

Pallet Wood Kitchen Island

Becky has some mad skills. She created this kitchen island using pallet wood. But, what I really love about this island is that she used croquet mallets to fill the voids and for towel the towel bar! She then goes above and beyond with a bottle opener, hook and a sweet rack where she’s storing wine bottles and a cook book; the rack is also made from a pallet! I love everything about this kitchen island.

Pallet Wood Kitchen Island


DIY Dresser Kitchen Island

DIY Dresser Kitchen Island

Take queue from this project and transform an old dresser into a fresh new DIY kitchen island! Whether you choose a blue, yellow or white – you too can make a stunning statement piece for your kitchen with an old ratty dresser!

Dresser Kitchen Island



DIY Window Kitchen Island Project

DIY Window Kitchen Island

Two old windows = beautiful kitchen island! The vision for this DIY kitchen island was as clear as a picture window…literally! This unique and functional piece will give you the ideas you need to get started on your own kitchen island project. Whether you use windows with the pains or without, this one will get you off to a running start!

Window Kitchen Island


Space saving small DIY kitchen island cart

Space-Saving Kitchen Island Cart

Small kitchen? No problem! Learn how to make your own space-saving small DIY kitchen island cart from Ana White. Check out the video for a nice tutorial!


Kitchen Island Prep Cart


DIY Kitchen Island with Upcycled Reused Wood

Salvaged Wood Kitchen Island

Do you have a pile of old wood? You can make this kitchen island just like Gaby did! With just a few pieces of 4×4, 2×4 and 2×6, you can have a beautiful and rustic DIY kitchen island!

Rustic Kitchen Island


Dresser DIY Kitchen Island Upcycle Reuse Repurpose

Repurposed Dresser DIY Kitchen Island

Another dresser repurposed into a DIY kitchen island! This one obviously has a new top attached to it, but doesn’t it look so cool? I think this one is very style specific, and it’s not for everyone — but I think it’s a pretty darn cool kitchen island!

DIY Dresser Kitchen Island


DIY Concrete Top Kitchen Island

Concrete Counter Top Kitchen Island

This DIY kitchen island is boasting a beautiful concrete counter top. If you’re looking to up your game and create an amazing kitchen island cart that has an extra stylish look, this kitchen island project is for you!

Concrete Top Kitchen Island

More Kitchen Island DIY Projects

Ikea Kitchen Island Hack

Inexpensive DIY Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island with Trash Cabinet

Sale Cabinet DIY Kitchen Island

Vintage Dresser Kitchen Island

Rustic Buffet Kitchen Island w/Seating

DIY Salvaged Wood Kitchen Cart

Repurposed Desk  Kitchen Island

Hawaiian Inspired Kitchen Island Cart

Kitchen Island Storage Island

Changing Table to Kitchen Cart

Base Cabinet DIY Kitchen Island

Butcher Block Kitchen Cart

Antique Desk Kitchen Island

Build a Simple Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island w/Refrigerator

Rustic Kitchen Island Tutorial

I’m not sure which kitchen island I want to build yet, but I know I need to build one…soon! I’m leaning towards the salvaged wood kitchen island. I just need to find some wood to salvage! If not, I suppose I can always make one with new wood. It won’t have the same appeal, but it’ll be nice nevertheless.

Which kitchen island is your favorite?