Friday, January 24, 2014

Kitchen Set

Hello!! First and foremost it's Friday!! That should be enough to put a smile on your face...at least for those who do not work on the weekends. I always get a little excited for Friday, probably always will even though I don't leave my house to go to work. Anyhow we recently celebrated my little girl turning two years old!! I can't believe it. I figured it was time for her to get a little kitchen set. I looked around and found some cute ones but I thought it would be fun to try to make one for her myself. I had a lot of help from my husband, and the two of us put our minds together and this is what we came up with. I also got a lot of ideas from pinterest. I just adore that site. :)

We started with these two end tables. He thought we needed just one but I had envisioned something else, so we bought two of them. They were PERFECT for this project because they had sides that both went down for the sink. I couldn't pass them by. They were a little beat up but nothing a little primer and paint couldn't fix up. I found this light blue color as an "oops" paint and I thought it would be just right for this project.



Here is the finished product.


As you can see I wasn't thrilled with the knobs so I decided to buy new ones to make this piece look a little bit more girly. I had the pink ones for the drawers but I bought a couple of these crystal ones for the cupboard. I just thought they would look nicer than to just paint the old ones.



My husband made the door for me. I think he kind of enjoyed working on this project as well. He got a few new tools out of the deal as well. :) He made the door out of plywood. We put Plexiglas for the window and I sprayed the outside with silver metallic paint. We bought new pulls to make it look more realistic and he used the old hinges, just put them on the bottom to make it open the way a real stove would.



On the inside he built side pieces so that we could slide a cooling rack in between them for a shelf in the oven. It worked out perfectly and she LOVES to put cookie sheets in it...just the way her Mom does.



For the top of the oven my husband found some old burners when he was up north hunting this Fall in an old camper that his parent's own. They were rusty and looked kind of rough but all it took was some trusty black spray paint to get them looking like new. We then took the knobs that were on the cupboard doors and sprayed them black as well. They turn just like knobs on a stove would.


On the other side we put an old faucet that he found as well (like I said I think he enjoyed this little project as much as I did, or else he didn't want to make it super expensive) when he was hunting this fall. It's not brand new but it does the trick. She loves to fill her containers with water. :)





We put knobs and pulls on the side to hold her towels and oven mitts, as well as some cleaning supplies that we picked up from the dollar store. It's not just all about cooking she needs to learn how to clean as well..right? :)



Then of course in the cupboard you need all the necessary utensils, cups, plates, and pots and pans to get the job done. She just loves it and I hope she will for many years.




This was such a fun project. I hope you enjoyed looking at it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you. I hope you all have a great weekend!!



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http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2014/01/feathered-nest-friday_23.html
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39 comments:

  1. I love this! It is so perfect.

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  2. This is absolutely adorable and precious! I love how you used "real" salvaged items, and made it a family project. It took great vision to see this from your beginning place...and your pretty little girl (love that hair) will get much fun from it and remember it forever! Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life. :)
    -Revi

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    1. Thank you! It was such a fun project to put together. She already loves it!

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  3. Wow, this is so creative...love them!

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  4. This is way better then any kitchen set you could buy in a store and even more speical because mom and dad made it! Love it and I'll be featuring this post on my FaceBook page! Thanks so much for sharing this at TTF!

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring me. I think it's pretty special too because her daddy got involved. :)

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  5. This is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly

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  6. this is so wonderful!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop .Sorry I am slow to comment. I look forward to seeing what you share this week. Big Hugs

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!

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  7. This is just adorable and it is obvious she loves it! It's so much better than a store bought plastic one. Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!

    Deborah

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    1. Thank you!! She does LOVE it already! She would probably love any kitchen set but this was a fun project for her mother as well. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog!

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  9. Oh my, the little homemaker has a new kitchen! It's easy to see that she loves it. Such a clever use of the tables. Really, really darling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks!! Yes she is a little homemaker. You should see the things she is cooking up with this kitchen!! :) I love to see her using it.

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  10. This is marvelously precious! Wonderful color! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks! When I saw the color I thought it would be PERFECT for this project. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Hi Shabby Gal,
    You were featured this week at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday #4. :)
    -Revi

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    1. Thanks for featuring me! It was such a fun project to share with everyone.

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  12. Oh.. that's so super sweet. What little girl wouldn't love her own cooking center. Well done and thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

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    1. Thank you!! She seems to really be enjoying it already.

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  13. This is the cutest idea ever. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty! It was fun to get creative with it.

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  14. That is just adorable -- so much better than the plastic play kitchen my kids had!

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    1. Thanks!! I don't know if it's better than the plastic ones but it sure was fun to create!!

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  15. So cute! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to today's little blue soiree. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/anything-blue-friday-week-44.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring me. It was a really fun project!

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  16. Love your play kitchen! Pretty and well-thought!

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  17. That is so adorable! If it was grown-up sized and worked I would want it for my kitchen! : )

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    1. Thank you!! :) She seems to really like it!

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  18. This is just AWESOME. You did a wonderful job. I'm sure your daughter loves it!

    Thank you so much for linking to Grace at Home. I featured you this week!

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  19. That is so cute! Play kitchens are on my mind now that I finally have a girl. :) Visiting from Grace at Home!

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