Before & After: Lucy Kate's Cool Kitchen Transformation

Before & After: Lucy Kate's Cool Kitchen Transformation

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Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 11, 2011

We're not sure the time will come when we ever tire of seeing old furniture made into new play kitchens. They're just so cool and unique to each family and child. This particular model has an oven door that opens out and built-in lighting!

This play kitchen like many others we've featured is a great diy project made with some serious love and creativity. Rebecca, from Washington, wasn't too impressed with the high price tags of retail play kitchen options so she set out to make one herself (along with help from her husband).

Keeping her 2.5-year-old daughter Lucy Kate in mind, they made many adjustments to this entertainment center found at a local thrift store. They took safety precautions, added chalkboard paint added and even some lighting so little Lucy can keep an eye on her pasta water so it doesn't boil over!

Curious about making your own? Here's what Rebecca spent on her project:
Wood entertainment center - Goodwill - $25.99
Silver flat bottomed bowl - Goodwill - $1.99
Moen faucet - ReStore - $2.50
Stove and oven knobs - Used Appliance Store - FREE
4 Cork coasters (for the burners) - Bed Bath & Beyond - $3.99
Puck lighting (to light the work surface) - BB&B - $11.99
Tension rod - BB&B - $7.99
Tension hinge - Lowe's - $1.51
Spray primer - Home Depot - $2.98
Chalkboard spray - Home Depot - $6.97
Handle (for oven) - Home Depot - $5.00
Misc wood/hinges/screws - Home Depot - approx $10.00

Thanks Rebecca and happy cooking Lucy Kate!

(Image: Ohdeedoh reader Rebecca)

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