Look! Finley's Homemade Play Kitchen

Look! Finley's Homemade Play Kitchen

Janie Lee
Apr 7, 2009

The play kitchen love is still rolling in here at Ohdeedoh. Check out the latest sent in by talented-mom Dawn. Dawn writes: It took me a couple of days to complete. Most of my time was spent searching around for the different components. I got the original idea from the post that featured the diy play kitchen made from the Ikea Rast bedside table. Jump below to read what other materials Dawn used to create this super deluxe play kitchen for Finley.

I already had [a Rast] sitting in my garage so I thought that would be the perfect place to start. I also already had an old Ikea Stripa shelf in my garage which I used for the top shelf. I then went to Ikea where I found the Bygel rail ($1.99) and hooks ($.99) to use for my utensil rack. I also found the little towel racks which I used on the sides in their clearance bins for $.99 each. They are actually Takta drawer handles. For the back splash I got a small piece of birch plywood ($12.99) from Lowes which I cut to size with my jigsaw. For the burners I went to the craft store Michaels and searched their wood section and found the circles (.59/each), flames (.25/each), and knobs ($5.99 for 4 less my 40% off coupon). I painted them with acrylic paint I already had at home. The fabric is outdoor fabric I got from Joanns ($16.99/yard less my 50% off coupon) that was left over from making a cover for a sandbox I made out of an old hope chest. The small nesting bowls are from Marshalls ($5.99). The sink bowl is from Ross ($2.99). The faucet I actually got from work. It's a GE reverse osmosis faucet which is normally super expensive but it came from a warranty repair and we were just going to throw it away. You could easily get a point of use R/O or water filter faucet for pretty cheap. The "spice" jars are from Target (.99/each) I filled them with rice colored with food coloring.

Did you catch that Dawn also made a sandbox for Finley out of an old hope chest? We'd love to see that as well! Thanks for all the great sourcing tips, Dawn.

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