This was my first wood working project, and I made all the cuts myself (I'm pretty proud of myself!!). I only had a cordless drill when I started this project. Through good sales and craigslist, I ended up with a circular saw, a jigsaw, and an orbital sander to complete this project, plus I built myself a really nice large workbench so I had somewhere to work! It turned out very well, and my girls love it. I made some modifications by making the sink and stove 22" tall instead of 20" tall to better accommodate my 5.5 year old while allowing my 22 month old to be able to play too. Instead of putting a curtain on the front of the sink, I turned the upper shelf area into a microwave by lowering the shelf some to make the area larger, and added a flexible rubber calculator as the microwave keypad. This is my 5 year old's favorite part of the kitchen!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
white pine and beadboard
All the wood (~$100) and drawer pulls (~$30) came from Lowes. The Faucet came from Amazon ($15), the knobs are replacement oven knobs from Lowe's ($15), the sink is a dog bowl from Walmart ($4), the burners are discs from Hobby Lobby ($0.99/piece), the mirrors are a set from Target ($20)- I didn't use them all), the sticky decal chalkboard is from Amazon ($18 for chalkboard, Melissa and Doug chalk and erraser), the plexiglass, blue paint and spray paint came from Lowes and the yellow paint was some I had left over from a previous project.
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