One piece play kitchen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:35

I made this play kitchen for my 2 year old for Christmas. She had been talking about wanting a kitchen and I found the plans and showed them to her and she said "Mommy build it?" and so that's what I did. The look on her face Christmas morning was absolutely priceless!

I followed the one piece play kitchen plans, but left off the supports for the shelves to have a more modern look. I used contact paper for the backsplash and counter top areas that I found on amazon. I put matte modge podge over the counter top to protect it. The stove top is painted on with acrylic black paint and some gold and silver paint pens that I traced circles. The sink was purchased at walmart (Spark. Create. Imagine. Kitchen Sink Play Set )for $14 and came with a bunch of different play items. And I turned the "shelf" under the sink in the original plans into a tray by adding handles so that it could be more interactive. I put a motion detector light in the refrigerator so that when the door is opened it turns on and some color changing lights push lights in the freezer (blue), oven (red) and below the top shelf (white). The oven has 2 wire racks that are made from wire cookie cooling racks from the dollar store. I used the longer screws for the knobs on the stove area so that they can be pulled out and twisted. I added a shelf to the refrigerator as well, just a piece of 1x8 for more storage space.

Estimated Cost
$200
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine
Finish Used
-rust-oleum hammered metal silver spray paint for the doors
- white high gloss paint for inside the fridge and freezer
- sherwin williams satin paint in Mountain river for cabinet
-sherwin williams satin paint in chatroom for inside oven
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner