The Play Kitchen!

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If you have ever been on pinterest you have seen them. The entertainment center turned kitchen. My lil girl LOVES to help in the kitchen and I didnt want one of those tacky plastic kitchen in my living room. I know they actually are pretty cool, but I wanted something that my lil gilr could be proud of…and one I could be proud of too. I found a couple of them on pinterest and used them to help design the one I made for Santa…he was busy this year and asked if I could do it for him :)Here are the links to ones I found on Pinterest

http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/old-furniture-upcycled-into-dollhouses.html

http://stitchesandnails.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-cooking.html

And here is what I did…

I found this entertainment center on craigslist for 25 bucks…I think..I couldnt pass it up! I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!

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And I guess I forgot to take pictures of the priming part…But I did not sand a thing, I wiped it down and got busy priming. I did buy a cheap brand of paint and primer, this I will not do again. Cheap is good for a lot of things, paint is not one. I just had to apply many coats is all.

 

But here you see I painted the entire thing pink. I then masked off areas and painted areas a charcoal grey.

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Masking tape off…

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Ihave the doors going too…my downstairs living area was taken over for a month or so…I was not quick with this project, only worked on it at night.

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for the backsplash I went to the hardware store and got a cheap piece of board. I then didnt want it to be plain, so I went for the chevron style. this took me a lil while, I made a grid, and I was tired and ended up doing the masking wrong a few times…but I finally got it.

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Put the paint where I wanted it…

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everything is drying…this is why it takes so long.

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the shelves and the doors, and I replaced the glass in the big door, with a piece of the cheap board, and I painted it magnet paint…I would sugest not wasting your money on this. it is not very strong, it will onlyhold very lightweight magnets, and I was afrait to paint over it, so only did one coat of grey overtop.

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This step I should have done before I painted…but holes for the sink and faucet…the faucet I picked up at a second hand store for 10 bucks and the sink is just a metal bowl from my kitchen that I never use.

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make where you want, and drill…and well I used a saw for the hole

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I used a picture frame to make a window, and just inserted a picture from a magazine…she is now in africa while baking me cookies! I also sewed up a couple small curtains and super glued them to the back…I used 3M velcro strips to put up the frame that way we can change the photo from time to time.

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for the stove I used CDs painted silver and the knobs are door stops.

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I got a cheap battery opperated light and velcroed it up, hung some hooks for spoons and Tada!!

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Inside the fridge

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Got these letters and stuck them up,used hooks to hang aprons

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All doors open

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Easy Peasy! and so much better than one of the plastic ones 🙂

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About Alaskan at heart

I'm new to blogging, I am not sure why I wanted to start, I just did. I have done a lot in my life so far, and love to learn. I try new things all of the time, and love to teach myself as well. My passion is the great outdoors, I love being with nature. I hope that this blog can be funny, insightful, and full of knowledge. I am a Pinterest addict, I love all of the ideas I get from that wonderful site. I try a lot of things from there so there will be many Pinterest updates from me. That is me in a nutshell right now.

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