Vintage Kitchen Islands

Add vintage flair to the kitchen with a character-rich, time-worn vintage kitchen island.
Charming Kitchen With Antique Table as Island

Charming Kitchen With Antique Table as Island


Property Brothers

Looking to add vintage flair to your kitchen island? One of the simplest ways is to repurpose a piece of vintage furniture—think a paint-peeling desk, a well-worn dresser or a flea-market find.

20 Dreamy Kitchen Islands

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Family-Friendly Hot Spot

Photo By: Roger Davies

Old is New Again

Work Hard, Play Hard

Harness the Power of Paint

Sarah's Cottage Charmer

Fit for a Chef

Build It to Suit Your Lifestyle

Photo By: Ryann Ford

Old World Elegance

Photo By: John Bessler

Build In Functionality

Make the Island Fit the Space

Make Every Inch Count

Large and In Charge

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Make It Truly Custom

A Food Pro's Kitchen Hub

Photo By: Photography by Laura Moss; styling by Gina Provenzano

Go for a Happy Hue

Make It a Focal Point

Create Your Own Storage Central

Consider Functionality

Sleek and Streamlined

Best of Both Worlds

Adding vintage character to the salvaged piece can be as simple as sanding and re-staining, or as elaborate as retrofitting the island with new shelves and fabric-insert cabinet doors.

When looking to add vintage style to the kitchen island, don't underestimate the power of accessories. Brushed-metal bin pulls installed on the cabinetry, round metal bar stools that swivel, or even a distressed finish on a newly painted piece are great ways to achieve that worn but charming feel.

Complement your vintage kitchen island with a variety of textured surfaces, like an exposed-brick backsplash or brick-pattern floors. Colorful retro appliances are also back in vogue—such as 50s-inspired refrigerators available in a wide range of shades from pastel green to cherry red and buttercup yellow.

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