My youngest son (being two almost three years old) is very much into pretend play. I had been looking online and in local resale shops for a cute vintage play kitchen, or even just a stove. I’d been having no luck (Ebay seems to have a lot of little metal stoves that are doll size, not kid sized) So I found instructions to make this kitchen online and gave it a try.
Its not completely done, but its fine for him to go ahead and play with. As you can see from the instructions the sink was suppose to be cut out and down into the hole. We need a new blade for our jigsaw (and since I am not a very patient person) I went ahead and glued down a pan for the sink. I plan to pull it up when we buy new blades and replace it with a metal bowl like the photo. But for now, it works well.
I am also not finished with the burners. They say yo use cds…but I wanted something that looked more like a real burner. On http://www.dafont.com you can download a font called Distro Bats (under shapes, 2nd page) the + sign makes a great burner when blown up. I am trying to find black contact paper so I can print the shape on the reverse side and cut it out. I had already cut out a stencil and tried using that, but it didn’t work well with paint. So I cleane dit off and will give the contact paper a try before I give up and go with the cds.
I want to make a new curtain for the bottom too. Right now the largest peice of fabric that I liked was the black with tiny white polka dots, but my friend katie suggested I try and find an old curtain topper with ruffles! Such a great idea!
Anyhow both kids love it, and its gotten lots of use so far..even without burners! Our trip this weekend was great. We went to Philidelphia. It was the tattoo convetion weekend, so Katie and I took the kids to different musuems, and then out to the Crayloa factory and Pez Musuem in Easton PA. I’ll upload some photos later to my flickr account.