Sunday, February 7, 2010

My exciting life & Play Kitchen

I have to tell you that I can't even believe just how excited and thrilled I am that I have reached across and touched the United Kingdom! So thank you to the 2 readers from across the ocean! I would love for you to leave some sort of comment or become a follower of my blog. I know I know that sounds like an odd request but it would mean so very much to me : ) Pleeeeze. (must I beg) It is easy. Really. Just click be a follower..... I have none yet. Be the first!

Well, anyway that is my exciting life. ( I am so easily amused)

So I finished the kitchen for Madelyne! Alright! YAY! It took me longer then expected (what doesn't) I would do a few things differently if I ever make one again. My husband (who likes to remain anonymous on this blog) helped me with the big guns (ie Table saw/ Miter saw/ Jigsaw) I guess he likes all my appendages..... hehe. I was so anxious to begin this project (impatient is more like it) I did a few things wrong. I am willing to try again if anyone wants me to make one. It was fun. I got my inspiration from here, Vintage Songbird.



Before.... UGLY (sorry if any of you have this)

I removed all the knobs and plastic veneer trim.
I paid $15 at a thrift store. ( my husband told me that was to much)
I didn't relize at the time that it is plastic on the outside of it. Made it hard for the paint to stick so I ended up (after painting it several times to use a spray paint intended for plastic)




After
I have to find some more little hooks and also something to hang on the Left side next to the shelf. I am going to try and find a little clock.

Thanks to my Aunt Bee who I "borrowed" the bowl to make the sink. The burners are blank CD's.

I sewed up the little curtain, pot holders & oven mitts and towel
The little drawer front my husband removed all the inner working's of the drawer. We put hinges on it and it pulls open like an oven door. We also removed the bottom drawer where the curtain is so she can store the food and play things in there.


This side was supposed to be the chalkboard. After several attempts at spraying it over and over I gave up it kept scratching and wouldn't work so I painted it white.

I decided to paint the back with the chalkboard paint. Here is our budding artist. (She told me that was her name she drew)











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11 comments:

crafterhours said...

THAT is AMAZING! I love it! My K would love it too. Susan

Hi I'm Amy, said...

Oh thank you Susan : ) It was really fun to make : ) & Thanks for being the first person to follow my Blog! YAY! I am sooo excited! I love your blog! I read it all the time.

Char @ Crap I've Made said...

I love this!

Jaime said...

This is amazing!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your play kitchen - it was a most inspired project and so much nicer than the plastic alternative. Love all the little details - especially the chalkboard section. I am sure it will delight your little one for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Amy that is so adorable!! Your aunt Barb sent me your blog a few weeks ago and I forgot to look at it. So glad I did, I have an old night stand like that one somewhere and you've inspired me!! like barbara said, it can be my next summer project-if i ever do it i'll keep you posted. although my husband tries, he's not that crafty but i may put him to work on it too!!
-marcella

Hi I'm Amy, said...

Hey Marcella, You can do it. It really isn't that hard. And Remember you live next door to my Uncle... He is a very handyman! Thanks for looking : )

Rachel said...

It looks so awesome!!! The yellow is so cheery. My chalkboard paint did the same thing.. it scratches. So I need to pick up some non-spray-paint chalkboard paint to try again. I completely recognize that bottle of "chips". :) Great job!

Amanda said...

This is gorgeous! You've done a great job :)

meadowmama said...

Love the kitchen. I am bingeing on these right now, have mine sitting in my basement ready to go. Now if I can only find some free time!!!

Budget Beautiful said...

Genius! I wanted to make a wooden kitchen for my daughter and couldn't figure out how to do it. We ended up buying one for way too much money. Yours is beautiful! Great job!

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