Monday, January 31, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I got this nightstand for FREE this past summer and had been holding on to it not sure what to do with it.
Then I kept seeing pictures of play kitchens made from nightstands floating around "blog land" and my vision for this piece became quite clear.

My husband and I transformed it into a Kitchen just in time for our daughters 3rd birthday

Before (with the handles removed)
And after...

I found the spice rack in a pile of junk someone was throwing out and spray painted it a raspberry color.
The faucet was found at a thrift store for 2 bucks. 
I had the handles leftover from a previous project. 
The oven and faucet knobs were wooden craft feet that someone gave me and sprayed silver.
Old C.D.'s for the stove top.
The shutters are wooden heater/air vents that we found out Habitat ReStore for a total of 6 bucks.  My husband cut them down and hinged them. 
The sink is an old enamel pot with the handle cut off of it.

I made the pot holder and embellished a washcloth from a vintage pillowcase.

My husband re-did the top drawer and hinged it so it could be used as a oven.

The bottom drawer is perfect for storage.  
Over all this project cost us about $12.00 and has already brought hours of entertainment for our 3 year old and though I'm sure he will never admit it our 6 year old son loves it too!!

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  1. That is so clever, and I love the colours. I wanna play!

  2. This is adorable! Very creative with materials!

  3. Clever idea. My 5 year old little boy has been wanting a kitchen too. lol

  4. Holly this is amazing!! I would love to do one of these for my little girl one day (whenever that day may be)! I love you blog! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the stylish blogger award!! Come by and check it out if you want!

  5. Such a great deal, you can't beat free! Thanks for the wonderful idea that I will share with my husband...perhaps he will make something similar for our grand daughter!

  6. I love that! What a great idea, and the CD's are perfect for burners. I never would've thought of that.

  7. ok, to be frank, that before was a little hopeless, but holly done good! it looks awesome, and i, too, love teh idea with the cd's= brilliant!!!! loving those colors, too!

  8. First time visitor came over from MMS This piece is the bees knees. So cute and clever!