My Little Blue Kitchen

Submitted by emdion on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 18:16

I was so excited to find these plans because I wasn't thrilled with the idea of paying a lot of money for a play kitchen that was mediocre. I was inspired by other brag posts to modify the plans to suit my needs so I did just that.

The fridge, following the advice of others, was made taller to give a little more realstic ratio. The biggest difference is that I knew I wanted three pieces: the stove, the sink, and a prep counter, so I made all three without tops and screwed them together.

The stove I measured and made a nice white surface that covered the entire oven and stuck out a little to the left. I painted and attached 4 black circles as the burners. I also managed to find a cookie drying rack that was the perfect size for this plan and mounted it inside instead of a shelf.

For the remaining areas, I got lucky and found a clearance countertop at my nearest Lowes so we cut that down to size and attached it to the sink/prep counter to combine them. We also cut a hole in the center for a metal mixing bowl used as the sink, and included a cheap bathroom faucet to complete the sink. The curtain was a custom sewn addition by me to simply give it a different look than the shelves to the right.

Estimated Cost
$300, not including some extra parts to cover mistakes we made (always measure twice and cut once!!!)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate