Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ross the super-daddy

So I've been eye-ing this retro play kitchen for a while now, but it's gone $50 up in price since last year and we just couldn't stomach the cost. Or ask the grandparents to pay for that. :) So instead we came up with what I think is a pretty great alternative. Ross found this old kitchen cabinet for $5 at Re-Store and he turned it into a cute little kitchen! I'm so pleased. The kids really like it too. We are still missing a few details: the stove knobs, maybe a back splash, a utensil holder, perhaps a chalkboard on the side. Ross is planning on building a fridge in the next couple of weeks as well.

Before:


The burners are 12o mm guards for computer fans.
I had to have Ross spell that out for me. Only a computer nerd would
come up with that. But they are SO perfect!

The faucet is from a friend who was
donating some old bathroom cabinets,
and Ross cut out a hole for the sink,
which is a stainless steel bowl bought at a thrift store.

I made the skirt under the sink using this tutorial.


Ross cut a rectangle into the oven door and
attached plexi-glass so the kids can
take a peek at what's cooking.


I think everything totaled to about 30 bucks. Not too shabby. I'll post more pictures of the final product when it's done. Until then, thanks Rosstopher! You're the best.

P.S. If you're interested in making your own play kitchen, google 'DIY play kitchen' for lots and lots of ideas.

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

that's way cute! I'm impressed!

Britany said...

My, what a handy man! That is super cute!

i like whispering too said...

Awesome! I love it.

Carrie said...

I am so impressed! Are Ross' talents available for hire?

Mikel said...

SOO cute! Awesome job guys!

The Cunninghams said...

that is a really cool kitchen! I can't wait tio see the refrigerator.

Jenna said...

Totally in love with that!! It turned out so cute!!

Tannie said...

That is super cool! What a handy man!

allison. said...

That is AWESOME!