Completed Kitchen-Part 1

The play kitchen is finally complete! As with most projects this one took a lot longer than expected. It seems like you always run into those little things that cause you some trouble. In the end though it was definitly worth it and I'm so excited to give it to my future niece tomorrow for her birthday. I think she will have lots of fun playing with it!

I started with this sewing table, given to me by a friend. It's cool how the timing worked out on this because when I got this table I didn't have a use for it but knew I would find one. Then a few days later I had the idea to make the play kitchen and this table ended up working out perfectly!

I had to shorten the legs some to make it the right height and I added a few shelves (I used scrap MDF from Lowe's, they gave it to me for free!) I figured out how to use my hand circular saw for the first time. I am so excited that I actually know how to use it now. Call me crazy, but it's actually kind of addicting.

Next, I cut the holes for my "sink" and faucet. This was a huge pain. If I had a router it would have gone much smoother, I'm sure. I didn't though, so I painstakingly made several small holes with my drill and then connected them with a small hand saw. It looks kind of rough, but I knew it would be covered in the end so I didn't worry too much about it.

Next I attached the original top of the sewing table to the back using some screws and brackets from Lowe's. I also attached the shelves that I purchased from Goodwill. I thought they would be perfect for little dishes or other fun kitchen stuff.

and I hate to leave you hanging but that's all I have for tonight.  I'm waiting on my wonderful sister to send me the "after" pictures.  I took some with my camera but they just didn't do it justice.  I will post the completed pictures tomorrow!  Be sure to check back!  Happy Friday!


Teri said...

I love it! So cute! :) I can't wait to have a little girl to make one of these for! :)

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