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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