Money saving cabinetry tip: We purchased 3 stock cabinets from Lowes for a total of $107 and made them look much more expensive. After installing the cabinets, hubby constructed 2 wood boxes and attached them to the bottom of the cabinets. Next he added a piece of remnant crown mold to the top and then we painted. Afterwards, we added a distressed pair of vintage corbels and a 1930s light fixture.
Build a DIY Kitchen Island ‹ Build Basic | This kitchen island is made from a surprisingly simple frame built around two stock cabinets, and can be sized to fit ANY base cabinets by changing only ONE measurement. When we started our kitchen remodel, this exact island was quoted to cost just over $4,000 (not including the countertop…yikes!). We built it for under $250 using only basic tools (i.e. drill, miter saw, circular saw, etc).