Monday, May 16, 2011

Play Kitchen

For Christmas last year I wanted to make my little girl a play kitchen.  I always wanted one when I was little.  I had seen SEVERAL big plastic kitchen for a GREAT deal before this, but could never convince my Dear Husband that my boys needed one! ;o)  Then I got a girl.  I decided she HAD to have play kitchen.  Since my honey didn't like the big plastic ones, I decided I'd make a little one all on my own!  (He couldn't make me get rid of it if I had made it, right?) 

I went to a thrift shop and happened to find all this the same day for only about $10 for all of it!  It was half-price day!  I couldn't have been more excited!
 I grabbed a scrap piece of wood we had lying around and mounted it to the back of the night stand and screwed the shelf to it.  I cut a hole for the $1 pie plate for a sink and glued on 2 old cd's for burners. 

 I screwed the spice rack on the side and painted everything white.  I painted the inside of the shelf green with a little extra paint leftover from the accent wall in her room.
I bought a letter "J" from JoAnn's for about $1 with my 40% off coupon.  I spray painted it silver and mounted it upside down for the faucet.  I bought a wooden drawer handle, sawed it in half, sprayed them silver and mounted them to make the hot and cold for the faucet.  

Also, the night stand had a drawer originally.  I took it apart, put the drawer bottom on top of the braces from the drawer to make a shelf.  Then I put the drawer front on hinges to make it an oven and added a magnetic closure and VOILA!!!


My little girl LOVES it!  I'm so glad too!  I made tons of felt food for her and she plays with it every day!

Now that's my kind of makeover!



  1. I am so beyond impressed that you could envision all the stuff into what it became. Amazing!!!

  2. SO freaking awesome!!! And I'm jealous. It is so cute! I love the rack on the side- what a great touch! Which thrift store did you go to and when is half price day???

  3. This is AWESOME!! I'm way impressed (And just a Smidge jealous!!) it's SOO CUTE!! I love it!

  4. no way! That's awesome! Everytime I read your blog I rename it to "that my kind of lady"! I love all the stuff you do and if i was more creative they are right up my ally of fun!

  5. You are one of the most creative people I know!! Wow, is all I can say.

  6. Soooooooo cute! I love it Megan! We miss you guys. By the time we see your house next I won't even recognize it! Great job and love you!

  7. Megan!!! I've heard you describing this to Sarilee and Mom before and now that I've seen the whole process behind it.... WOW! You need to help me come up with stuff to fill the empty space in my room! Can't wait to see upcoming additions for all your projects!

  8. I think it's absolutely adorable! I'm so jealous of your ability to whip up stuff like that. I agree with Jess...can't wait to see what else you come up with. Love ya, Sis!

  9. That is awesome, Megan! Sooo creative-- way to go!

  10. That kitchen turned out so cute!!! That seriously took some mad imagination! My brothers not the only one that can work a tool belt!!! Good job sista!!!

  11. AMAZING!!! I LOVE IT!!
    Seriously I have been wanting to buy my daughter a wooden kitchen! I'm so inspired I will be on the lookout for a cheap way to make her one!
    THanks for the inspiration! I'm your newest follower :)

  12. Hey Megan,
    I featured this on my blog:

  13. This is SO cute! I really want to make one but how do I cut a circle in the wood?? Sry, I'm a newbie!

    1. Janai, I marked a circle with a pencil where I wanted the hole to be. I used a drill to make a small hole in the circle then used a jigsaw to cut along the pencil line. Good luck!