Being an avid DIY-er is not only a great creative outlet, but is also an effective way to cut down your budget. There are lots of handy home items you can make yourself that will show off your creative talents and help you save a few bucks. Here are a few of them.

Dresser Kitchen Island

Repurpose a hand-me-down dresser into a stylish kitchen island. Simply sand down the wood and paint a color that works with your kitchen’s color scheme. Then replace the top of the dresser with marble, granite or butcher-block and you will have a one-of-a-kind kitchen island, complete with storage.