First of all, I hope you all had a wonderful mother’s day! Congratulations to all the mommies out there for doing such a wonderful job with your kiddies! The best mother’s day gift I had was coming out of the bathroom and having my daughter walk up the stairs, see me, and say “Happy Mother’s Day! I love you!” What a little dear!
My goodness! This kitchen really took some time to make! You can follow the progression from my previous posts here and here. Living in a small apartment with limited space really makes it difficult to craft a larger project and not have it become a hazardous area for your toddler! I must say I’m very pleased with the result. Even before I started adding coats of paint to this to make the kitchen look nicer, my daughter was thrilled at having a kitchen. It just goes to show you the power of a child’s imagination.
Unfortunately, I made the mistake of leaving some sharpies out one morning and my daughter ended up drawing all over the freshly painted stovetop. Alas, the red paint I got can’t seem to quite cover up the sharpie marker…. man those things are permanent!
This entire project cost me about $30 for some knobs, a p-trap for the faucet, and paint. Everything else I had on hand. I wanted to make an oven because my daughter got an adorable cupcake and cookie set that came with oven mitts. No kitchen is complete without a sink. I used an small stainless steel mixing bowl I had on hand. Since I was making this, I measured to make sure everything she owned would fit in this: sushi kit, stir-fry kit, cupcake kit, and cookie kit. I’m very pleased with the results and my daughter has already had endless hours of fun “cooking” for us. I just hope it stands up to the abuse.
Here are some more pics of the finished product. I hope you enjoy!
Top view of kitchen
Diagonal view of the stovetop
View of sink: the faucet swings back and forth
Oven with storage drawer below
Front view of overall kitchen
Specs on the kitchen:
Measurements: 24″W x 12″D x 32″H
Sink: small stainless steel mixing bowl w/ a lip
Oven door: window is plastic from a cheap $3 Ikea frame I had on hand
Drawer: leftover box from the Melissa & Doug cupcake set
Stove knobs and faucet knobs: larger ones are pot handles I got from the hardware store
Small knobs: extra pulls that I didn’t need from my Ikea bedstands
Sink Faucet: p-trap from hardware store – I screwed the p-trap into the ring and glued the ring to the countertop so the faucet actually swings around like a real faucet.
Bar for hooks: plastic LED fixture cover I had as a sample from work