1.03.2012

Play Kitchen Redo

Anybody recognize this?  I posted the before photo of this play kitchen way back last summer.  I put off redoing it for a while, because I knew that it would be a bit of work and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it yet.  About a month before Christmas, I decided that it would make a great gift for my young daughters, along with some play kitchen accessories.  I had some leftover paint from the green stripes in my daughter's bird bedroom, my mother-in-law gave us the neato spoon and rolling pin drawer pulls, and my parents provided the metal bowl "sink", copper "faucet", and other knobs.  I already had all the supplies for the vinyl burners and utensil decals.  The only money we spent was on the toys to go along!

Once again, this is what I started with:
It was really in pretty good shape, just a little boring.  The drawers and some of the doors were stuck together, and one of the handles was missing.  Also, I don't know if you noticed, but the handles on the top doors were installed on the top instead of the bottom.
My brother helped me install the sink, which is a metal bowl that we set in the counter top and secured with screws.  I painted the whole thing with an angle brush and a mini roller, which gave it a really nice finish.  We only had five of the cool drawer pulls, so we had to find a sort-of matching pull at Lowe's.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the purple vinyl decals.  I just did a bunch of circles for the the burners and found an image online for the kitchen utensils.  I also did an "H" and "C" for the knobs by the faucet.
I really love how this turned out!  Both of my daughters (1 and almost 3) love playing with it.  The kitchen toy sets from IKEA fit perfectly, plus they got some other fun kitchen toys from our families.
 Thanks to everyone who helped get this together in time for Christmas-- my brother Clark, parents on both sides, and mostly my awesome husband Chris.  I've got him working on an Ana White headboard now.  It just needs some stain and clear coat, then we'll be ready to install!  Also, I am working on a new look for the blog for the new year.  Check out the watermark on the photos in this post for a little preview.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

This is so cute!