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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

DIY Kids Wooden Kitchen




I decided to make my kids a toy kitchen for Christmas. Their last shop bought one was made of plywood and was falling apart because it got lots of play time.  

I wanted to make something more solid and more vintage looking.

I decided to use this TV display cabinet that I redid over as a side storage cabinet a year or so ago...

First of all I removed the front doors.  I flipped the oven door round to open downwards and hammered out the wooden insert.  The wooden insert was shaped into a box and reused on top as a shelf and to mount the tap.  The doors and shelves got a coat of vintage green paint, while the rest of the cabinet got a few coats of white to freshen it up.

I also added a sheet of MDF to the back of the cabinet as a splashback and painted it white also.

My big splurge was on the spout and tap handles.  They were $30 new from the hardware.

I cut out a section of the top of the cabinet to house the sink, which was a plastic storage bucket I bought for $3.  I wanted it to look like a country style sink.

The hot plates were cork coasters I spray painted black and glued on.

The oven knobs were spare and spray painted white.
The oven handle and door knob were also spares I had in my stash.
I also added a ruffle of material as a sink skirt which hides a storage shelf.

I added an MDF shelf underneath for the oven and purchased a cheap baking tray.  

The oven door "glass" is the lid to the storage bucket that I used for the sink. I just used the staple gun to attach this.

The other side of the cupboard can be used to store plates, etc.

 The fry pan and utensils were cheap from Ikea.  And the mixing bowls and measurers were a few dollars from the discount store.

Overall I spent approx $50, and I'm really pleased with the result.  
Hopefully it will bring the kids hours of fun. 




THIS PROJECT WAS PROUDLY FEATURED AT:

 




I also shared this project at:

  DIY Show Off   button  vif187  Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  The Shabby Nest 

20 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea. It looks great and I'm sure the children will love it.

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  2. I love this! I am sure your children will spend many hours enjoying it. It really is lovely!

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  3. Its crazy that you spent 50 on this and it looks better then the plastic ones in the store for 100 and up. Great job!

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  4. Julie,
    This is adorable. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/12/5-fun-posts-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Mountain Cottage

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  5. This is amazing! SO cute! I'd love you to come link this up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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  6. Wow, that is an awesome transformation. So vintagey and cute, I want to make one! (even though my only daughter is 17 :)

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  7. I want one and I'm 60 years old. And I don't have grandchildren yet. What a beautiful gift and great workmanship. good job.

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    1. Thanks. Yep, it's great to have kids so I can have a play too. ;) All the best, Julie

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  8. Adorable! I'll bet your kids love it! I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Tie Tuesday - thanks for sharing at the party!

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    1. Thanks Angie! Yep, the kids love it. :) Thanks for the feature. Hope you have a lovely New Year. x Julie

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  9. This will be one of the features tonight at Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Kim! That is so sweet of you! Hope you have a lovely New Year. Best wishes, Julie

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  10. This is great! I don't have any kids yet, but if I have kids in the future I'll definitely be doing this! You make it look so easy.

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  11. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
    Have a fantastic new year!

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    1. Thank you! My kids are loving the kitchen. I hope I can give some inspiration to others. x Julie

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  12. Such a sweet play kitchen. I like how you used the bin for the sink.
    Found your blog today! I'm a new follower. : )

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  13. I have an old tv stand almost identical to this, and I was wanting to turn it into a kitchen. When I went searching Pinterest for inspiration I landed here. I couldn't believe I found the same furniture. lol Anyway, I'm wondering if the oven door on yours sits flush with the rest of the piece or is there a crack on the sides bc the backs of the cabinet stick out?

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    1. Hi, glad you found my post. My oven door sits flush because I took out the back wooden insert that was in the door, and added plastic to make it look more realistic. It really is a super easy project. Good luck! I'd love to see your finished kitchen. All the best, Julie

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