Kute Kitchen: The Making Of

About a year ago the husband and I spotted an old TV cabinet along the side of the road. I talked him into keeping it and since it was only a few houses down from us, we pushed it home. We stored it for six months and even moved it from our rental to our first home. What did I have in mind for the hunk of junk, you ask?

A play kitchen!

We started with this

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We removed the all the doors, then sawed a hole in the wood where the TV would have sat. The whole piece was sanded, and then coated in paint primer. We used Kills.

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We wanted to turn the left side of the cabinet into a refrigerator, but the piece did not have doors on that side. So, we bought an inexpensive piece of lumber and cut it to size. It also was primed.

-Once the primer was dry, we painted the whole piece in a fantastic color.

-We placed a metal bowl in the sawed out circle, attached knobs for the stove, and added a faucet. (We managed to score the bowl and faucet from a thrift store and we got the knobs for free from an appliance repair shop.)

-We then scewed in the doors. For the oven, we screwed the door in upside down.

-We painted the door and the stove.

-Under the sink, we chose to have no door. Instead, we sewed curtains and attached them on a wire.

Phew! Even though it took us a year to finally make the kitchen, the project only took about two weeks to finish. Not bad for a custom kitchen! My next blog post will have the completed project, so come on back, ya’ll!