After removing the kitchen peninsula, we needed an island to make the kitchen work. Our budget was $100, which is the price for the FORHOJA island/cart from IKEA
The cart is fine, but it seemed like it belonged in an apartment rather than a home, so I wanted to see what I could do.
I started with a craigslist dresser that I picked up for $25.
I removed the 2 center drawers, added shelves, a pine wood top, paint and new handles. It cost just under $100. I didn't save any money, but it looks more like a proper island.
I have added baskets for additional storage.
Next on my list is to paint the cabinets white. I am anxious to try Ben Moore Advance paint, but am struggling on which white is best. If you have a favorite Ben Moore white, I would love to hear your suggestion.