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Monday, July 2, 2012

Kitchen for the Kiddies!

Sorry I was MIA on Friday. It was the hubster’s birthday, and I had a dermatologist appointment for my poor baby with eczema. Sorry all. I promise I’ll do better this Friday!
Maybe you remember my felt food post a few weeks ago? Did you wonder what it was for? I took an entertainment center (free on KSL!!) and turned it into:
Kid's Kitchen (1)

I know these are all over the place, but I was looking at them last year, and my toddler came up and told me she wanted me to make her a kitchen. I told her once Daddy had a job and we had our own place I would. Well, I made good on that! I started off painting the glass doors gray. I used a paint & primer in one. It was awesome.
Kitchen Revamp
I didn’t get a ton of pictures of the going along, but I’ll tell you about it as I go.
Kitchen revamp (4)
Once I was putting the doors back on, I realized that one of the hardware things was missing. And guess what? You can’t find them ANYWHERE! Even my stand-by Amazon had one for $10! What?!?! So I finally found a set on eBay for $3.
Just to set the record straight, I started off spray painting the whole unit white, because it was this weird tannish color. The spray paint, after 4 coats, still didn’t look white. So, I finally painted it by hand. Boo. But, all the cute little accents were spray painted with purple paint I had leftover from her lamp. I taped off the buttons on the phone and took off the cord to paint it.
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I put on a hook to hang their aprons on. I put some chalkboard vinyl up, but it wouldn’t stick, so I used washi tape (from the mirror) to stick it on. I used a drawer pull upside down to hold chalk for them (I got a bunch of sample boards of knobs and pulls from KSL for free. Sweet!)
Kitchen Revamp (6)
Now, I’ve got a bunch of things to use for other projects Smile I used some knobs for the oven and for the oven door handle.
Kitchen revamp (2)
(still waiting for the hardware from eBay at this point…) I had to put a piece of 1/4” wood to finish the back of the TV area. I also added a shelf (DI $3) to the top to hold a microwaveSmile It wasn’t finished at this point, but you can see they still love it!
Kitchen revamp (5)
Okay, that cute chandelier? I found a candelabra at the DI for 75 cent and spray painted it purple, made a little wire hanger for it, added clear plastic ornaments, and hung it from the top with a hook. So cute!Kid's Kitchen (6)
Kitchen revamp (1)
Getting closer, but still no hardware! The towel on the oven door is from my stash. It’s a weird one I rarely use. So for the finishing details, here’s what I did:
Kid's Kitchen (12)
I taped off what I wanted the stove top to be, and painted it gray with some acrylic paint. I cut out some foam circles, and just hot glued them on. I added knobs at the top from my stash.
Kid's Kitchen (3)
This picture didn’t want to turn out right. Oh well. So I recently got some hot pads back from my grandma when she was cleaning out house. Did you ever make those with something like this:

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Anyway I had made her some when I was a young’un, so I thought it’d be fun to put those with daughter’s kitchen. So I put some hooks up to hang those, and hooks for her pans and mixing spoons. I had a zigzag stencil I made for her dollhouse for something, so I added a fun backsplash, and then I hot glued some wide ribbon around. It hid a seam I had from putting in the back piece.
Kid's Kitchen (5)
She told me she wanted flowers in her kitchen, so I took an empty bottle of Orangina soda (coolest bottle shape!) and added some silk flowers I have. The window is a picture frame with some wood scraps added to make it look like panes. The curtains are scrap fabric. I painted the little scene, and the window, and then screwed it in from the back. I hung the curtain on a dowel (DI 50 cent)
Kid's Kitchen (2)
I took awhile with the faucet because I wanted something cooler-looking, but just went with this very generic one from Home Depot ($12).
Kid's Kitchen (7)
I added a touch light so she can cook when it’s getting late Smile (dollar store $1)
Kid's Kitchen (8)
Behind the fabric curtain is a box full of her tea party and other dishes. That fabric is something I had, but I know it’s from Home Fabric, last summer.
Kid's Kitchen (11)
I got some cooling racks from the Dollar Tree ($1) and wired them together to make an oven rack. I need to add something like a dowel underneath to support it better. The muffin tin ($1) and the cookie sheet (50 cent) are from the DI. Boy, somebody really should have wiped out the last of the sawdust in there, huh?
Kid's Kitchen (1)
I could hardly keep them away long enough to get pictures!
Kid's Kitchen (13)
I give them empty containers of things to cook with, like cereal and pasta boxes, cleaned out cream and milk cartons, and any other fun ones.
Kid's Kitchen (14)
Awww, cute!
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So there’s the finished product, with added stars that they just got for their room. Eh, what can you do? They like to “decorate!”
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2 comments:

  1. I love homemade kitchens. This is really cute. I'm sure they'll love it for years!

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  2. It turned out so cute! I bet they LOVE it!

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