Zadie's Play Kitchen

Zadie's Play Kitchen

Carrie McBride
Jan 20, 2010

We have another fabulous DIY play kitchen to share with you today. This one belongs to Zadie (remember her terrific room?) and rings up at under $70! Beth and her husband hit Ikea's "as is" section for most of the wood and spent the rest at the hardware store and some dollar stores.

You can see plenty more photos and read about some of the details at Beth's Flickr set. She even includes both a sketch she drew on the way to Ikea (which, we're impressed to report, looks a heck of a lot like the final product!) as well as a more detailed blueprint once she knew what exactly she had to work with. Beth gives her husband credit for the building while she provided "emotional support and detailing" (i.e. the fun stuff!).

Of course the little details are always our favorite part, too. We can't help but love the kawaii-inspired fabric with smiling milk cartons, rolling pins, etc. (designed and sold by Booster Seat). The simple backsplash they added is almost unnoticeable yet adds a touch of realism to the overall picture. The sink is made from a dogbowl complimented by an inexpensive faucet from Lowe's. 50 cent cookie racks sub in for oven racks and convince us even more that we need to find our way to a suburban dollar store because our city one just isn't cutting it!

Thanks Beth for sharing this and keeping the play kitchen inspiration train going! Readers, you can find Beth (and lots of sewing inspiration!) at her blog Lemon Cadet and find some of her sewn goods at her shop by the same name.

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