One of a Kind Repurposed Kitchen Islands

Repurpose / Refurbish

It’s fun to share ideas, especially when they’re as spectacular as these repurposed kitchen islands, featured in today’s blog with how-tos and explanations written for our friends at

Posted by Skaie Knox on 5/25/2011 for:

Repurposing unused furniture or objects into fabulously functional “one of a kind” pieces can be so unexpected and efficient, wouldn’t you say? Today, we take a look at how some very innovative DIYers realized the potential of their ordinary “stuff” and created these cool kitchen islands that are unique, utilitarian, and unquestionably uber-fantastic.


Card Catalog Island-Book lovers will totally appreciate this card catalog cabinet turned sideways and into a spice holder/dried goods drawer and butcher block island (clearly a flea market, salvage store, or DiggersList find!).

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All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).