After some initial cleaning this is what I started with. It took quite a few nap times and late nights, not to mention a smashed thumb... yes tools are not my specialty but dang it I'm trying :) And many "mistakes".. (the burlap rosettes on the fridge are to cover up the screws for the hinges that were too long for the board.. oops but they look cute so let's just keep that between us :) ok??? This is the finished product!
The oven I just spray painted silver and sprayed some kitchen racks from the dollar store as well to make the rack. The light is a touch light, you guessed it also from the dollar store. Are you sensing a theme here? :) And after cutting out the center of the bottom cupboard door with a jig saw and changing the hinges to the bottom I glued a piece of glass from a dollar store (haha) picture frame to make the oven window.
I used cheap board to make the bottom of the fridge, as well as the fridge and freezer doors. But my measurements were off and I forgot about middle the shelf so I used two (I hate to say it again :) dollar store baking racks and tied them together.
The back of the entire kitchen is a piece of white paneling from Home Depot. At $19 it was the biggest expense, but I only needed half of the sheet.. the nice manly man at Home Depot cut it for me and the other half I'm using for another project... so really it only took $10 and some nails to transform the sad open backed tv unit into the beginnings of a cute kitchen.
The magnet board is a tray from... that place where things cost less than 101 pennies... you know the place. I spray painted it red and then took some rhinestones and glued them to magnets so the kids could have fun with grocery lists or menus. And every girl needs a ruffly apron right? So the last of the fabric and rhinestones went here.
And being kind of a little kid myself I couldn't resist giving it to the kiddos early...
He loves it just as much as his sister, which is what I was hoping for! Yay!
Everyone is getting along... all those late nights were so worth it!
Future Food Network Star... I can see it now!
...... and to say it was a hit is the understatement of the year :)
I am so glad that I took on this challenge! Having never used a jig saw before (note to self wear the goggles ALWAYS.. I'm still picking out saw dust from my eye balls!) it was a lot of trial an error, but I couldn't be happier with the end result... smashed thumb and all :) Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think :)
Good Luck, Lindsey