Well, once upon a time I found a great deal on a play kitchen at a garage sale. It had served us well, but was simply too small. All of the various cooking utensils, baking supplies, dishes and food were spilling out of every shelf and were always all over the floor. So, inspired by the oh-so-many kitchens I have seen online(like this, this and this), I decided to take on this next project with my mom, a wood-working extraordinaire.
I started out with two Ikea Rast bedside tables, which were given to us a few years back. These have a lip along the short sides. So, we turned one shelf upside down and used that lip as the legs of the kitchen. Then we cut off the actual legs of the shelves and the lip of the other shelf, placed the shelves on top of each and screwed them together. For the backsplash and the back of the side shelves we just cut a big piece of MDF in an "L", which became the backbone of the whole kitchen.
Decent storage is really what I was going for, and this kitchen has it! I love how much we can pack into those shelves. The last kitchen was just exploding with playthings, so I needed to be sure that I created something that could truly hold of those kitchen necessities.
The faucet is an upside down wooden "J" from Hobby Lobby. The burners were simply hand-painted on. I intend to put on a handle for the faucet and two knobs for the burners. I would just rather find cheapo things at garage sales, rather than buy two knobs at 3 bucks a piece...we'll see...I'm likely to give in by the end...
And a picture of beloved mountains for good measure...
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