Christmas For My Granddaughters

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/29/2015 - 19:45

I made this for my two granddaughters. I used can lids for the burners and an 8x10 baking pan for the sink. I made the stove knobs from ceramic drawer pulls with plywood disks for the dials. I added nylon bushings to let the knobs turn easily. I painted the outside with Rustoleum magnetic primer so that small magnets will stick. Unfortunately, the primer is black and the yellow paint did not cover well. (I should have sanded the primer before I painted with the yellow paint.) I used Kreg pocket screws and plugs for assembly. I used brads to attach the back. I glued all the joints. I recessed the toe kick 3/4"; it would have been easier (to sand and to paint) if I had placed it flush with the front face. It would have been easier to paint the interior before I attached the back. The plans were great. The girls love their kitchen.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Interior: Rustoleum Ultra Cover primer, 1 coat, less than 1/2 quart

Exterior: Rustoleum magnetic primer, 2 coats, 1 quart

Topcoat, interior and exterior: Rustoleum Ultra Cover, Gloss Sun Yellow, 2-3 coats, 1 1/2 quart.
The topcoat might have covered the black primer better if I had sanded the primer smooth.
I used Hickory Hardware P6992-C hinges for the oven; I liked the motion.
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