I gathered a bunch of pictures from the internet of some gorgeous ideas for making an island in your kitchen, without using just stock cabinets. I thought I might as well post them for you all to enjoy as well. If you don't have room for even a small island, you can consider using a fun dresser or table in another area of the kitchen. Just because it's a dresser doesn't mean it has to stay in the bedroom. I love seeing furniture in unexpected places.
Anyway, sit back and enjoy these fun ideas for islands:
Oh to have this size of kitchen! And with two gorgeous tables! LOVE!
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laughing at the days to come
Old house journal
What I learned from these images is that no kitchen is too small for an island, a creative or unique island can really make a kitchen feel custom and the days of the all-matching kitchens are past. I love how the island stands alone in it's own tone of wood stain or it's own color of paint. Consider making you island something special!