UPDATE: This kitchen has been pinned a lot. I have since reshot pics of the play kitchen with better lighting and a better camera. The pictures towards the bottom of the post are the original but if you want to pin this, I suggest using the newer pics which are now first.
Thanks to Pinterest and the lady who listed her entertainment center for free on Craigslist, my husband and I were able to make our kids a play kitchen for Christmas. This was even on the list of my almost 11 year old daughter for Christmas, she said they missed our old kitchen we made last year together with what we had laying around our home.
Although our last kitchen was fun and easy to make, the kids were hoping for something a little bigger this time. There is some great inspiration and creativity out there in blogland which helped my hubby visualize what I was hoping to do. Check out some of these great kitchens and please, please, please head over to the original blogger if you are going to pin these next three kitchen pics, they would like the credit just as I would want credit for my work! Under the photo you will find the link directly to the blog post for pinning.
The countertop was made using Contact Paper from Target for $5 a roll with plenty left over for other projects or maybe more play kitchens. I had so much fun making this one that I would love to do some more. If you live near me and want to place an order, let me know!
For the sink we used a stainless steel bowl we found at Savers for $3 and we purchased the faucet from Wal-Mart for $11. Hubby cut out a hole and then just placed the bowl in there and used some liquid nails around the edge to keep it secure. For the faucet he drilled the holes and screwed it in.
For the oven door, my hubby used his jig saw and cut the square shape out and attached a piece of clear plexiglass ($2) to the inside of the oven door with screws. The plexiglass did end up breaking a bit near the top so he was very careful putting in the last screw the second time around.
For the wire shelf in the oven, we purchased a piece of shelving from Home Depot for $5 and used a hack saw to cut off the appropriate width. He cut it a little too tight but that worked in our favor and then he used two screws on each side to hold the front of the rack in place. It was already gray so we didn’t need to spray paint it.
Rough estimate for the total cost of this project is $100 including the picture frame, the hand towel, oven mitt and washcloths all which came from the dollar store. If you have any questions about this, I’d love to answer them! I hope this will inspire you to turn a piece of furniture into something fun for you children or grandchildren.
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