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Play Kitchen that will last!

Let me start by admitting I am a little psycho because I'm seriously making a playroom in my house.  Why is this psycho?  Because my kids are 18, 16, & 12.  They're so excited, ha ha.  But, we have a ton of extended family and we love to have them over, so my rationalization is that it's for the nieces and nephews.  (OK and maybe grandchildren someday because it's solid wood and will last that long!)

How cute is this!?!
 The paint colors are "green apple" and "red apple" and the fabric I found had apples on it, so of course it became an apple theme.

The faux tile countertop is really just spray paint.  I bought 1/4" detailing tape from an autobody shop.  After painting the surface white I taped off the tile design and sprayed a few squares greeen.  When dry, I taped those squares and painted red.  I looks like real tile, but was much easier and less expensive!

I found the faucet at Habitat Restore, and the sink is a dog dish. I love that the handles really turn!

Next came the stovetop.  For the burners I used my scroll saw to cut out circles and spraypainted them silver.  Then I googled stove burners, found a picture I liked, printed it, and used mod podge.  The controls are the things that go behind door knobs & drawer pulls.  I found them at a restore.  Because I used extra long screws, the knobs actually turn.  Awesome!

 My daughter painted this adorable apple tree for me. The window frame, clock, shelves, and knick knacks came from the thrift store.  I just spraypainted them to match!
 The stove window is just a piece of plexi-glass.  The oven rack is a storage shelf from Big Lots.
 And, the best part is there is a lot of storage!  Isn't that what every kitchen needs? 
It was a lot of work, but I feel like it's something that will be enjoyed for many years.  (And not just by me!)
There are a few of these kitchens out there in blogland, but this is the one I fell in love with.  Thanks for the inspiration!
This is the entertainment center I started out with.  I cut off the top section and used the wood to make the sheves and doors. Man, there really is a use for everything! 

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  1. I want this!!! It is seriously amazing!

  2. Oh, this is beyond cute! You had an amazing vision, and brought it to life perfectly!

  3. This is sooo cute. My g-son would love it. It would be wonderful if you would link it up to my 1st Linky Party that began on Tuesday. I followed you over from Miss Mustard Seed.
    I'm your newest follower. Love your blog.

  4. This is too cute!! Great job. I am a new follower

  5. SERIOUSLY it! Visiting from SNS :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  6. It's just darling! I think my favorite part is the glowing burners, but then anything apple green or red just calls my name!

  7. Shar, this turned out so dang cute! I've seen several different ones out there, but this has such personality...totally love it!

  8. I feel like a 42 year old kid! I love love love this play kitchen!!


  9. Amazing! My daughter would love this. You are so talented!

  10. Oh my word Sharley!! I Love it!! You are one talented girl!

  11. Sharley! I found your blog...You are amazingly talented! I love this little kitchen! Now I am off to be further amazed by your other creations!

  12. This is so Unique love it

  13. This is absolutely amazing. I am starting to make mine today as a Christmas gift for my granddaughter. I know she will love her play kitchen. I'm so excited to get started and can't wait to see how my kitchen turns out.

  14. I am making one of these for my girls for Christmas. I love the apple theme and your burners look very very real. Thank you for this!

  15. Very inspirational. looking for ideas for those old bookshelves and entertainment centers that nobody wants. this is adorable. Thanks for sharing