you can get counter top and butcher blocks at ikea :) Love the dresser idea! DIY kitchen islands- what if you use a dresser like the first pic and make the sides look like the last one. Ten the drawers on the one side for storage. Love that idea
The cobalt paint on the stately, furniture-like island pops against the rich wood tones. Built-in shelving on one end of the island houses cookbooks and dishes. Richly detailed woodwork continues the room's traditional style.