Jason and I really are quite proud of our little labor of love here! I knew I wanted to get the babies (hmm, I guess at some point I have to stop calling them that, after all they are almost 2!) a play kitchen, but A) couldn't really find one I really liked and B) they are freakin expensive yo! So... enter the awesome power of Pinterest. I typed in play kitchen, and photo after glorious photo popped up with the most elaborate and amazing DIY play kitchens, all with step by step instructions. So, I picked one I really liked and that would fit nicely into our home and went from there. Here was the "Pin"spiration:
I really tried my best to copy it, and overall, I think I came pretty close - what do you think? After everything was said and done, I think we ended up spending about $65 on it - much better than the $300 Potterybarn kitchen! Here are a couple pics of the evolution of the play kitchen:
$15 TV Stand found on Craigslist
Chopped off the top
Sanded it all down (thank you Jesus for electric sanders!)
Jason cut a hole for the sink and I pained on some oven burners
Painted everything (we used paint we already had)
Microwave door - I used stickers for the numbers and slapped on some Mod Podge to make sure little hands didn't peel them off or scratch up the paint!
She's just about ready to be all assembled
Jason got the sink and handles all glued in place
We screwed the stove knobs and attached the doors and shelves
stocked the shelves with some kitchen ware goodies
Now we just had to hope that Max and Emma would like it...
Nailed it! :)