Marlee's Kitchen "Just Like Grammie's"

Submitted by Laura Fama on Mon, 01/02/2012 - 06:05

I started this project months ago... hoping to give this to Marlee for her 3rd birthday... that was September. Here it is... 99.99% complete... 3.5 months past the deadline... Just in time for Christmas. I used the plans for Grace's Kitchen pieces with some modifications. I extended the cabinet for the sink... gave her a farmer's sink... and extra counter space. What kitchen doesn't need additional counter space??? I left it open storage for now... I wanted to add doors... but ran out of time... ha ha... The oven I added the drop down door below the oven compartment for additional storage. I painted the burners on her cooktop.. just like Grammie's... I couldn't find the handles I wanted in black... I had to buy the stainless ones and prime and spray them black... that was pricey ... The fridge has 5+ coats of magnetic primer under the stainless steel paint. I got a pic of an icemaker/water dispenser from the web and Mod Podged it to the freezer door. I had just as much fun shopping for her supplies as I did making the kitchen. Most of the food products are from Melissa & Doug... and mostly all made of wood!! Too bad she's only here a couple nights a month.... maybe I might have to have my own friends over to play when she's not here!!! Thank you Ana... once again I owe it all to you!!!!

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Finish Used
Rustoleum Magnetic Primer
Rustoleum Stainless Steel Paint
Sherwin Williams Caviar paint
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 01/02/2012 - 08:31

This is probably the best one I have seen! Honestly - the fridge is fantastic and that sink is insanely awesome! I am jealous now lol....I am sure she loves it and who says YOU aren't allowed to play with it while she is not there ;)

Laura Fama

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 19:12

Thank you. That's very nice of you to say, there are many beautiful sets on here. Yours is very nice too. I love the grill on your stove. That's a great addition.

Jaque (not verified)

Wed, 01/04/2012 - 21:06

THAT IS AMAZING I LOVE IT!! I may take some ideas for myself I have 2 little girls and I think the extra space would be perfect for them so they dont fight over a little space. I JUST LOVE THIS!!!

Laura Fama

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 18:31

I think the extra space is going to work out well. My granddaughter is already using it and if she didn't have it, I suspect she'd make my play sandwich on the floor!! I would like to make another piece, for additional storage and maybe a microwave, but I'm running out of space in her room!!!

Guest (not verified)

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:08

Could you please tell me the dimensions of your sink & counter? Thanks,

Lotus (not verified)

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 10:30

Where did you find that cute sink? Id love to make this for my daughter, you did a great job.

Laura Fama

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 18:35

Thank you, I built the sink. Just made a box and painted it with stainless steel paint. I really winged it with the sink. The counter top is two boards that were scrap from the fridge joined with pocket holes. I splurged and bought the faucet.


Fri, 08/23/2013 - 09:22

I love your kitchen set at first i thought it was the real deal. the stainless on black looks amazing what paint did you use to get the stainless color? also what did you use for the stove knobs they look real Great job.

Laura Fama

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 07:20

Sorry this reply is so late...I used Rustoleum stainless steel paint. It's awesome. The knobs are real. They're replacement knobs for a range, sold at Lowe's. I was able to work with them and they actually turn.