Sunday, August 19, 2012

Play Kitchen Out of TV Stand

I saw a bunch of kitchens out of TV stands last summer on Pinterest.  I knew I wanted to make one for Wynn. Obviously this was before I had a blog to share it on, so I thought I'd share it now.  I purchased this TV stand for $5 from someone only a few minutes away. 
 I grabbed some returned paint at Home Depot for $5 bucks and a bowl from Big Lots for $2.  Rob cut a hole in the top to make space for the bowl, which became the sink. I grabbed some coordinating fabric on clearance from Jo-Ann's to have my mom make a curtain for the front.
 I used some other leftover paint from Home Depot to paint on some burners. I got the knobs from Home Depot as well. I used a faucet that I bought on clearance at Lowe's a few years back to place on top.
 With a curtain rod I attached the cute curtain my mom made for the front of the kitchen.  I left the bottom open so that all the food could go in a basket below.
 When my boss heard about this project he bought Wynn all the kitchen accessories at Ikea he could find. Including these cute pans for her stove.
I painted the sides of the stand with green chalkboard paint to go along with the green in the fabric and the sink.  The basket below contains all the play food that she drags around the house.

The entire project cost around $75 and that was because of the quart of chalkboard paint. It was the most costly item in the project.  She loves her kitchen and plays it with all the time. I know I could have bought a play kitchen for the same price at Target or somewhere, but I like how this is unique.  


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  1. So So CUTE! How clever you are.. I bet she Loves it and is cooking you all sorts of goodies!!

  2. complete agreement with you about one of the last things you said. Yes, you could have purchased one for about the same price....maybe even for less, who knows? But THIS is unique and special and made with love. That wins!

  3. I love this project, it is darling! And while you could have bought one, it would not be this nice and you wouldn't be able to blog about your crafty talents :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  4. I absolutely love Wynn's kitchen. I am sure she has made and will continue to make many happy memories playing at this kitchen and will look back and hold those memories even more fondly because her mommy and daddy made it for her. *Now, if you want to make her some fake foods, I know a place where you can get a bunch of tutorials and practice some sewing skills :)

    1. You certainly have some amazing tutorials that's for sure!!! :)

  5. Such a wonderful creation for your little girl. I'm sure she will have many happy hours cooking up a storm in her cute kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Super sweet kitchen and cuter than anything your could have bought. Love the colors and adorable design :)

  7. I'm so glad I'm following you! This is too cute, what a clever idea. Thanks for posting this on The Gunny Sack link party.

    Have a great week!

  8. Oh my! This is so very cute! I love how it turned out!

  9. So cute and such a nice thing for your kids. Much nicer and sturdier than the kind they sell in toy stores. I'm a grandma now, but we did something similar for our daughter about 30 years ago...but you added some special touches. Thanks for sharing. Gail (

  10. That is so cute! My little girl would love something like this.

  11. Thanks for the sweet comments on my piano... I hopped over here and am SO GLAD I found your blog! It's awesome. I love this kitchen, what a great idea! I'd love for you to link this up at my party at
    Thanks again!

  12. Stopping by to tell you I pinned this. Hoping to make one for a 2 year old this Christmas so collecting all the clever ideas I find.


  13. This turned out really well. I'm sure your kids will enjoy it. Nice job. Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!

    Betsy @ Romance on a

  14. Wynn's kitchen turned out so cute and from an old TV stand? Pretty creative of you and I bet a whole lot sturdier than something you can buy! Love the curtain in the front! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  15. I love it. I wanted a play kitchen as a kid but it wasn't in the budget. I love how this turned out. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  16. Wow, that's so adorable! Great idea! Liz

  17. Seriously, you're amazing! Feel free to come on over and make me a real kitchen!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  18. Your daughter's new kitchen is super sweet. I am sure she will enjoy it for many years growing up. Nice Work. ;o)

  19. Aren't you clever? What vision!!! This is just tooooo cute! Love it and love the chalkboard fun!

  20. This is such a creative idea! I'm so impressed that you're actually implementing the ideas on Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    aimee @ sixteen fourteen

  21. Super cute! You did such a great job. Love the knobs!

  22. I heart your blog! I'm a new GFC follower :)

  23. This is super cute and very creative. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. :) Please note, my new web address is Same blog, different name. :)


  24. Hey Megan,

    It's taken me forever to get caught up on my favourite blogs. I'm loving the guest room update (we're going with grey for our master bedroom too) and this play kitchen is adorable. I agree that the uniqueness of being homemade makes it special. I'm betting it'll be a hand-me-down for a long time. Some of my favourite toys were ones my grandfather made for his own kids.


  25. what a fabulous idea! play kitchens are super fun and I haven't though of actually make one ourselves!

  26. That is a super idea and I love that it's so much more unique than one you'd just buy in a store!

  27. Really cute project Megan! I would have loved to make one for our daughter when she was little, but she is now 16! Angie xo

  28. That is so cute! I've always wanted to make one of those-yours turned out great! I need to keep my eyes open for an old cabinet so I can make one for my youngest!

  29. Oh my goodness Megan, that is so darn cute! I bet Wynn loves it!

  30. I am featuring your play kitchen at the All Star Block Party features tomorrow. Be sure to stop by and grab your button.


  31. Love how it came out! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!


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