Monday 11 June 2012

Play Kitchen

I’m sure you have seen the play kitchen all over the internet made out of old entertainment centers. Well last spring I decided to make one.

It all started when I found an old set of Fisher Price play stove and sink toys at a garage sale for $1.00 each. The entertainment center I bought for $5.00 at another garage sale. Usually these types of things use bowls for a sink and have a painted on stove, which I love, but by not having to set the sink sunk in I was able to give us a storage drawer. My kids have a ridiculous number of play food and dishes so this has really helped with storage.

I forgot to take a lot of before pictures, but here is one after I tried to spray paint it. Let me tell you this- it took way more spray then I thought it would, so I gave up and used regular paint shortly after this picture was taken.

Spray painting was hard and not as quick as I wanted it to be.

Painting this sucked! It took so long and it was really hot. Also with all the stuff we added it made it really heavy. When I finally got it all painted my husband built a drawer to go under the sink and stove, put on the oven door and the fridge doors, then he screwed the sink and stove into place. The only part we were having trouble with was the microwave that I insisted it should have. We ending up finding one at Toys R' Us on clearance for $5.00, which probably saved us a lot of arguing over what my husband wanted to make and what I thought he should make.

This is what we ended up with. I'm pretty happy with it. The only thing missing is the piece of plastic in the oven which I have but haven't put in yet.

So that is the kitchen that I (and my husband) made for our kids. I'm not sure I would ever try this again as it was way more work than I thought, but I'm glad I did it. I love how it turned out.

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