I have seen many DIY kitchen projects on Pinterest and really wanted to make one for my daughter. But, after all the things I wanted to do to it, the cost was not worth it considering what you can get a used kitchen for on craigslist. So, that is what I did.
I bought this used kitchen for about $80. (picture below) It was in mint condition and the seller threw in a whole bunch of food, pots, cash register, dress up clothes….when I explained my project she just kept putting stuff in my car 🙂 I didn’t like the color, and wanted it to be more gender neutral and realistic.
Here is what I did:
Painting – sand first!!!!. Took it all apart and spray painted just about everything. Took about 7 cans total (3 turn, 2 white, 1 silver, 1 brown)
Backsplash – I painted it white and then used hot glue to attach clear deco stones from the dollar store. Filled in with modpodge for extra hold. Added a stick on light above.
Mircrowave – buttons from dollar store calculator.
Dishes/Food – check local thrift store. I found small plastic dishes that are more realistic and actually hold the play food. I also found decorative food there!!!
I added a couple shelves in the fridge for more storage. Also, I used a spice rack from home depot as a “pantry” on the side.
Other details – dollar store ice trays, salt and pepper shaker filled with beads, sponges, and baskets. The fabric pictured is going to be a apron and some hot pads (will add when finished)