I’ve been dying to try this for a while now, and I’m so glad I got the chance this week to finally finish it!! I saw a sad and sorry pine bedside table at The Smith Family Op Shop and I thought it would be perfect as a children’s play kitchen.
The thing I love about these is that they are all unique. Unless you’re buying bedsides from a furniture store they will all be different and your child has something just for them. It does mean that the building / modification side of things is different every time and can be a bit more challenging; with this one had to create an oven door for the front, including a catch for the door, which was a bit fiddly but worked out in the end.
I used the old drawer knobs as the oven dials and a drawer pull I’d taken from a desk for the oven door. The stove top circles came from Bunnings, but if you’re handy you could probably cut your own… or just paint on circles in your chosen colour. I added a menu board onto the side; Emma in particular loves writing lists so I thought it would be great. Luckily for me I had a picture frame already lying around so it was easy enough to paint the back board with chalkboard paint.
I used perspex for the oven door – my friend Mel of Buttons & Me put me onto to someone local that had the materials and cut it for me for a great price.
Emma is REALLY keen on this one, so I’ve promised I will look for one for her. It’s so hard to explain to the kids that some pieces just aren’t staying!
And now I need your help!! I’m thinking about making these kitchens in the lead up to Christmas – I think they’d be great for children’s Christmas presents! What do you think? Would this be something you’d love for your child?
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