Creating more storage and hacking more counter space in your small kitchen can be tricky and expensive. A kitchen renovation is serious business, and if you’re currently renting a space, it’s next to impossible. Enter these chopping block DIYs — make something from scratch or even take some old bedroom furniture for a completely transformed piece.

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1. Filing Cabinet DIY: Dressers don’t get to have all the fun being made over — turn an old standard office cabinet into more counter space and storage in your kitchen. (via Curbly)

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2. Dresser Turned Kitchen Island DIY: Here’s that IKEA dresser transformation you’ve been craving: Gold details, leather pulls… it’s pretty much what dreams are made of. (via Emily Henderson)

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3. Kitchen Island DIY: This reworked piece looks right at home in a bright kitchen. It’s perfect for anyone who has tools on hand. (via Cherished Bliss)

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4. Six-Drawer Dresser-Turned-Kitchen Island DIY: This six drawer-dresser received the Cinderella treatment, and would be such a cool addition to any kitchen needing some extra storage and counter room. You’ll love being able to roll it to wherever it’s needed. (via Yellow Brick Home)

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5. IKEA Kitchen Hack: Marble, brass accents, open shelving: This is one seriously covetable IKEA hack. (via Oliver & Rust)

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6. Wine Crate Door Fronts DIY: Turn those wine crates and an old neglected piece into more space for what’s really important in life: more wine. (via Hunted Interior)

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7. Kitchen Island DIY: With all of this storage for your pots and pans, you’ll finally be able to make it through all those recipes you’ve bookmarked. (via Osie Moats)

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8. Butcher Block Kitchen Island: It’s hard to believe this gorgeous piece is a DIY! Use it for a kitchen island, extra storage or a much-needed coffee bar. (via Ana White)

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