Friday, April 23, 2010

The Kitchen


So remember when I was trying to figure out what play kitchen to buy Beanie for her birthday?  Well, it was actually none of those...but we bought one on line and spent a decent amount.  Her reaction?  Ho-hum.  Oh well... we figured she'd eventually be happy just to have a play kitchen.  Of course I still really wished we would have been able to find something to make/fix up ourselves.  Sometime later B spotted a little kitchen on Craigstlist for $20 and said Too bad we didn't find this earlier.  It was homemade, with sturdy wood and I loved it.  Too bad nothing!  I called the play kitchen company where we purchased Beanie's kitchen and arranged a return.  We picked up the little homemade kitchen for 20 bucks and got to work.  We just finished last night and here's the big unveiling.  


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As you can see we painted the whole thing, added a sink, burners and updated some of the hardware.  The color scheme came from the backsplash, which just happens to be paper from Snow and Graham--it was simply mod-podged on the back.  We're thinking about changing the handles on the sink to something more chrome-y, and I may add a skirt under the kitchen sink, but overall we're really pleased with it... actually I love how it turned out.  Beanie's reaction?  Ho-hum.  Oh well... at least we didn't spend a pretty penny and now we have something completely original that we made and love.  I also love that my husband and I like to make things together and whether or not it actually happens, I'm envisioning this kitchen being played with by future generations for years to come.   Good times.      

20 comments:

  1. Well my reaction is definitely not ho-hum. LOVE IT!

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  2. It looks fabulous. I love your projects. still waiting for Josh to give me an old shirt to try to make the little girl dress.

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  3. I'm jealous. It's beautiful.

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  4. miggy, could you BE ANY COOLER?? look at how awesomely awesome this is. i wants one all for me.

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  5. What are the burners? They look like frisbees, but I'm sure they're not. :)

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  6. Wow! Could you come remodel our kitchen now? It looks so sassy and cute! If I were your child I'd love it!

    Yeah, what are the burners?

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  7. Darling! She will have the most stylish kitchen on the block! Way to go on the thrifty makeover! Love it!

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  8. Gorgeous! Love the color scheme.

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  9. Thanks everyone!

    And even though I already talked to you Tamra, I'm just going to clear it up...no those are not frisbees. They're just these little wooden things {for lack of a better word} we bought from Michael's. I think they could be used for mini plaque's or something....I don't know, but they were just right.

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  10. so SO cool! a masterpiece!

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  11. WOW!!!! I love it! Yes I stumbled onto your blog through FB. You are so talented!

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  12. Anonymous2:21 AM

    Sure to be one of the best new kitchens of the year... all of the shelter magazines will be calling!

    Fabulous... has a Mary Mekko kind of look that is so great ... and the colors...Wowsi Dowsie!

    Love,
    G.G.

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  13. This is awesome! It looks so good. What a gem to cherish forever.

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  14. Love it! Love it! Love it!

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  15. GORGEOUS! I wish I had your skills. And motivation for that matter...

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  16. That is awesome!

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  17. Super adorable! You should be a designer...of everything! One day your daughter will realize just how GREAT you and B made her life, and she won't be able to stop thanking you :)

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  18. so gorgeous! I love it. Wow.

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