Homemade Play Kitchen from Fresh Direct Boxes

Our readers have shown time and again that you don't need a degree in woodworking to make a great play kitchen and now reader (and pal!) Joanne proves that you don't even need wood. A little ingenuity, some cardboard boxes and other easily attained items and she's produced a lovely kitchen for her daughter to play in. When her daughter moves on to other toys, she can pass it on or recycle it.

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Here are the barebones which gives you an idea of how to put it together.

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Other components: white contact paper, knobs, used CD's and a brownie pan (genius!).

As Joanne says, she "ended up with a very happy little girl." This project can definitely be accomplished in a weekend and we hope it inspires someone else to make very happy little girls and boys!

(See another "no carpentry" kitchen here.)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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