Remember the vintage children's hutch I found on my local online classifieds for $5?
With lots of time and effort (and frustrations!) I was able to turn it into this...
Dollar store cooling racks cut down to size, duct taped and hot glued in place. Center cut out of one door with plexiglass glued in it.
|Paper lined drawers|
|Home improvement store spigot for faucet (spray painted) and vinyl tile backsplash.|
|Tea stained paper lined shelves. Tip - use glue intended for paper, I didn't and got wrinkles.|
It wasn't a total surprise for them, but what can you do when you're with them all the time and they're not in school yet? Oh well. At least Seymour hadn't seen it since it was primed. But they both love it and the aprons I made for them to go with it. I think the only thing I'm going to add are a couple small hooks on the side for the aprons.
|Wooden knobs and 4" wooden disks for burners. Those Ikea dishes are the perfect size!|
|Doesn't Daisy look like a little grandma with her hands like that?|
Here's the cost breakdown:
hutch - $5
primer, glue, wood filler, small nails, caulk, hot glue, duct tape - had on hand
scrap wood - $.50
mistint paint - $2.50
hinges and handles - $2 (from local Habitat for Humanity ReStore)
spigot - $4
wooden knobs - $3.90
wooden disks - $1.80
plexiglass - $2
2 - 12x12" vinyl tiles - $1.40
cooling racks - $1
cake pan - $1
5 sheets 12x12" scrapbooking paper -$2.50
Grand Total -- $27.60
Not too bad in my opinion, especially for a completely custom, unique play kitchen!
Man, I'm so glad that's over with... :)