We finally finished Ashlyn's play kitchen.
With a small labor of love, we turned this...
So here's the breakdown. I will try not to make this too long and drawn out, but there were quite a few steps involved. We purchased the entertainment center at a thrift store for $25. My husband says they should have paid us $25 to take it off their hands. Cut the top piece off, removed the doors and primed it.
We thought it would look better turned the other way - so we just removed the back piece and flipped it so the fridge would be on the other side. I spray painted it (outside of course) with a can of Krylon's Blue Ocean Breeze. And Christopher added refrigerator doors using some leftover beadboard from our master bathroom.
For the oven - we used one of the original doors and some clear plexiglass from an old poster frame for the door - and hotglued 4 coasters to a painted gray square on top.
The sink is a dog bowl purchased for $7 on ebay and an old faucet we got at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $6.
For some of the girly details, I used a couple of Shelley's tutorials from her amazing blog The House of Smiths - somehow I managed to sew the ruffled skirt in front of the sink by using this tutorial and make the little flowers for the fridge door by using this tutorial. Thanks, Shelley!
And here's the finished product. Christopher and I had a blast working on this together while Ashlyn has been in TN with my parents this week.
We had some of the supplies we needed on hand (like the beadboard for the fridge doors, fabric scraps, primer, coasters)
Entertainment Center - $25 (His House)
Spray paint - $4 (Home Depot)
Yellow Fabric - $8 (Hancock Fabric)
Sink faucet - $6 (Habitat for Humanity ReStore)
Sink bowl - $7 (ebay)
Fridge/oven handles - $18 (Home Depot)
TOTAL - $68
I think that's about it. What do you think? Ash is with my parents until Sunday - I am so excited for her to come home and see her surprise! I ordered some IKEA kid pots, pans & utensils from ebay so maybe they will be here before she gets home. Hope she likes it!