We made Ellie's birthday present about two weeks ago. I had seen online some nightstands turned into play kitchens, and have been wanting to make one. James rescued this microwave cart for me from the side of the road, and it sat in his office for months because I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted to do with it. We had a long weekend, though, and Ellie's birthday was quickly approaching, and so we seized the moment and jumped in with both feet! It turned out awesome and I am SO thrilled with it! James got WAY more involved than either of us had really planned, but I could NOT have done this without him and he ended up enjoying it, too! :)
Elijah helped use the tools. :)
James did all the cutting. Power tools. I didn't even want to try! :)
We turned the top shelf that we cut off into a backboard and I painted a little scene on it to become a window.
Painted all the pieces several times, including a last minute couple coats of polyurethane when we saw how scratched up it was going to get.
And the finished product is ADORABLE!!!!!
Sink, shelf, window, stove:
Microwave (4/4 is Ellie's birthday, hence the time):
Hooks for potholder and apron (I just got back an apron Jen and I had when we were little that some cousins had borrowed-how sweet that now Ellie can use it!):