Anatomy of a Play Kitchen
A few months ago, my friend Andee told me about this amazing kitchen made from a nightstand she’d seen on the ultra-cool kid design site, Ohdeedoh. The minute I laid my eyes on it, I knew I had to make one for myself…I mean, my daughter. 😉 Fortunately, there’s a complete supply list and tutorial over on the blog, Out of the Crayon Box–so once I gathered the supplies (I lucked out on scoring a nightstand from my friend Karly who just happened to have one she didn’t need anymore) and found some time I was ready to go!
Since posting pictures in my Flickr pool however, I’ve gotten a few questions about some of the materials I used. I thought it might be helpful to give you the anatomy of our wee kitchen, in the form of pictures and a list. Here goes:
1. Stove Burners: Wooden disks found at Michaels, painted with Rustoleum Hammered Metal paint.
6. Pantry Curtain: Fabric from Ikea, adhered to wood using stick-on velcro.
Absolutely brilliant! I love it!
very cute and very clever…wish i was a kid again so i could play:)
What a great idea!!
Must make one for my Eloise.
OMGEEEEEEE! I am so yard saling(is that a word?) this weekend. My daughter’s 2nd birthday is in August and I was goingto buy her a kitchen but now I am going to make it super special by making me (oooops i meant her) one! Hopefully it will wow the b-day party crowd!
You’ll definitely be the hit of the b-day crowd if you make one!
Hi Vickie–off topic–what neck scarf pattern are you wearing on the Caron Connections newsletter? It’s turquoise and looks lacy……and adorable! Can you share the pattern?
If it’s crafty my dear, then it’s always on-topic. 😉 That’s the Doris scarf. The free pattern can be found here:
Ok Vickie I have been on the hunt for my nightstand and have been running into a lot that are press-wood and not solid wood. I do not want to spend more than $20 (preferably less) on it. DO you know if it will be just as easy cutting the bowl hole fin press wood? Is yours solid wood or press-wood?
Mine wasn’t solid wood either! Yes, press-wood is fine. Go for it! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this project. I’ve got to show it to friends that have lil girls AND know how to build things. They would love this!