I can’t believe Anna will be ONE next month. This year has flown by too fast. For her 1st Birthday I wanted to give her something meaningful. I loved the idea of a play kitchen but didn’t love the plastic store bought ones. So I found Ana White’s amazing website with DIY plans to build your own play kitchen out of wood.
Luckily I have an amazing Father-in law who is very handy and was able to build me the frame with no problem:
Then came the fun part for me, picking out paint and accessories for it! Here she is all complete. Now if I can only wait 22 more days to give it to Anna on her actual birthday!
The ribbon thing in background is something I made for decoration for Anna’s one year pics next week, it’s just cut fabric tied to a ribbon. I used an opps paint mixed with some stuff I had at home to paint it that seafoam green color. After I painted it, I sealed it all with a waterproof polyurethane.
Breakdown of parts:
Sink is a kitchen bowl I got for $6 on amazon
Faucet was a little pricy – $32 on ebay. It’s a bar facet so it’s made smaller
Handle for oven was $5 on amazon
Stove skirt was made from $10 worth of fabric from JoAnnes and lil pom-poms, and I hung it with a 14″ curtain rod I had to order online for $8. Hard to find one that small!
Stove burners were $1 each – little wood basketball decals from JoAnnes
Knobs were a little pricey, but I was in love with them from the start – from Anthropology $8 each
I spent about $55 on the wood…. so just over $150 total but I am a sucker for handmade gifts and this one is worth every penny!
Can’t wait to give it to Anna!