I'm still not ready to share my kitchen, but I can share the boy's kitchen that I finished this weekend. I had been wanting a real wood play kitchen for the little boys and I found a lovely one at a toy store online. The only catch, it was over $350. I almost bought it, but my frugal side just would not let me. So I thought about what I could turn into a play kitchen. After looking online for ideas, I realized I had the perfect solution just sitting in the basement.
I took the top of a hutch that I was not longer using, as the bottom is being used as our TV cupboard in the family room, and asked hubby to help me bring it upstairs. It's all solid pine, no plywood, so it is quite sturdy. Here is the before... the poor thing has been painted quite a few colors over the years...We flipped it upside down and I started to paint....(and cut a hole for the sink)
And here is the finished result... I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. Sorry for so many pics, I just adore how it looks.
Sorry for the pink glare, you shouldn't wear hot pink when you are taking pics! The faucet is our old faucet that hubby replaced for me.
This piece was part of the new faucet that we didn't need, so I turned it into the temperature control for the oven. I found a thermostat pic online and printed it out then mounted it behind a thin sheet of plastic.
The bottom works as the mini fridge. I still need to make some shelves for in there.
Storage area under the sink and stove.
So here is my grand total for the project....
- Bowl for sink...Goodwill .99
- Towel rack... Ace hardware 5.99
- 4 wood knobs for stove controls...Ace hardware 3.00
I have decided,well finally realized, that we still have lots of little kids in the house, and I need to make more fun places for them. I can have a totally prim home when the kids are grown, for now I need to make it a neat place for them ,(with my touches thrown in). I love the Waldorf play spaces you see online, so I'm kind of making my own style of that in my kitchen area. You will see the whole thing when I share my kitchen reveal with you.
So what do you think? Cute?
Have a fantastic day,