Play Kitchen

Submitted by kld182 on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:31

I spent lots of time looking at all the photos posted on this site of people's amazing renditions of "Grace's Play Kitchen." I was so inspired by everyone's creativity! I found an old wooden play stove at a flea market and decided to make a matching sink. I took Ana's plans to the carpenter at the wood shop on the military base where I am stationed and asked if he could help me build a matching piece. We spent about 4 hours one Saturday building the sink. The carpenter had so much fun helping me, he suggested I build a matching refrigerator. So that was created in another couple hours the following Saturday. I did as much of the building as I could, but definitely had some help from the carpenter as I'm a novice. (Thanks, John!) I made the curtain and matching towels, but found the apron and chef's hat on Etsy. (Thanks, "SweetApronzNCupcakes"!). The play kitchen is in my kitchen, so my two year old daughter can pretend play while I'm working on meal preparation. Thanks again, Ana and all the creative folks who contributed ideas! I foresee many hours of play enjoyed by this play kitchen, and hope it can be passed on to future generations!

Estimated Cost
$150 (this is a rough estimate, everything purchased was in Euro and the exchange rate stinks!)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
3/4 inch thick beech type board, 3/4 inch thick pine board (for refrigerator doors only)
Finish Used
water based acrylic paint
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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