Repurpose an old piece of furniture into an adorable play kitchen that will be treasured for years to come!
A few years ago, these Oak TV Cabinet makeovers were all over Pinterest. My play kitchen was one of my most treasured toys when I was a kid. So naturally, my own daughter just had to have one too!
This dream of mine was put on the back burner until I could find one of these oak units for a reasonable price.
Then one day, several months later, we came across this TV cabinet on our daily walk. It had a FREE sign on it! What are the odds! I was SO excited! (and she was too)
I recruited my nephews to help me get it home, and got to work.
I started by taking off the back and doors, filling any holes or cracks with wood filler, and quickly sanded the whole unit.
I found a $5 sink faucet at a local Habitat for Humanity Restore, and a inexpensive stainless steal bowl made a perfect sink.
I cut out the holes for the faucet and sink using a drill and a jigsaw.
For the stove, I spray painted some IKEA coasters, and used some of the extra wooden knobs for the stovetop controls.
In order to avoid any future catastrophes, I removed the glass from the large door and replaced it with chicken wire and fabric. The chicken wire is stapled to the door, then the fabric was hot glued over the wire, covering any sharp edges.
I spray painted the hinges silver and reattached the doors.
A curtain below the sink hides the dishes, and a picture frame above the sink acts as a pretend window. The cute magnet board on the side was created with a sheet of metal covered with fabric, and framed out with molding. The paint color is Frost by Behr, and is the most perfect light blue.
That smile makes me so happy! I love creating things for her!