This was the kitchen the girls have been using for the last 3 years. A co-worker kindly gave it to me before Joan was born and it's gotten lots of use.
It was time for an upgrade, though.
We cashed it in for this little beauty.
I saw these adorable play kitchens repurposed from old night stands and entertainment centers floating around Pinterest and I decided the girls needed one. So one day while I was browsing our local discount store, Dirt Cheap, I found these two bathroom storage cabinets that I knew would be perfect for the job (except that some pieces were missing or damaged... it's cool, though, we made it work). I thought the 2-door cabinet would be deep enough for both a stove and a sink, but it was thinner than I realized. So we had to order a 2-cube organizer from Target to have room for a sink.
Then we got to painting. We used paint we already had from our kitchen island and their school desk. Jude did an excellent job with the microwave, stovetop, and oven.
I love that the cabinet already had a shelf that we use to separate fridge from freezer.
I only painted the important part of the tote. It was a bit tedious.
We drilled a dowel rod that we already had in from the sides and hung a curtain that hides the sink bowl and their pantry items.
It was fun working on this with Jude and we completed it fairly inexpensively, at least for what this would cost if sold in stores. Here's the run-down:
Dirt Cheap fridge: $13
Dirt Cheap oven/microwave: $12
Target 2-cube organizer: $20
Faucet knobs: $5
Stovetop knobs: $2 (I bought plain wooden ones and painted them white)
P-trap faucet: $6
Fridge/Microwave/Drawer/Oven hardware: $13 (we could have made this less, but we couldn't help ourselves)
Total: $80 (plus some tax which I didn't include to make it sound cheaper...)