Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ava's New Kitchen

Well, I have been MIA the last couple weeks in the blog world due to no internet, moving, and LOTS of projects. I am more than excited to move next week to a bigger place where Ava will have her own room finally! She has been living in our walk-in closet... its an adorable little nook but she will be so happy to have her own space! So, I've been doing some projects to make her room a fun space with her own toys, reading nook, AND..... A play kitchen!

We had a little Fisher Price plastic kitchen that we found in a dumpster (no shame for dumpster diving :) I cleaned it up and used a spray paint made especially for plastic. Here is a before and after...

BEFORE Front Side:

BEFORE: Back Side

I removed the pretend BBQ and all the label stickers

I used this great spray paint made for outdoor or indoor plastic:

It took a lot of taping off to make sure the colors didn't overlap...

I painted the whole thing white to clean it up and cover up the crayon marks and stickers... then I added the details... Here is how the front kitchen side came out... I was going for a vintage 50's look...

AFTER: Front Side

On the back side I wanted to do a little outdoor space but didn't love the BBQ idea... So I came up with a little fruit and flower market. I used some old fabric scraps to make the awning and bought dollar store fake flowers. Here's the back side

AFTER: Back Side

 I used some cardboard pieces that were packaging from my new computer.

The "propane tank" from the pretend BBQ became a bucket for roses.

It took about 4 hours to do the whole thing and only cost me the paint ($3 a can and about 3 cans), and the dollar store flowers. We already had some play food and pots and pans etc. 
I can't wait to put it in her new room and watch her enjoy! 

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  1. How adorable! You really have a great eye! It is SO MUCH BETTER than it was originally! Good luck on the move!

  2. wow beautiful

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  3. This kitchen turned out fantastic!! I love the little market on the back side of the kitchen. Love the vintage 50's look!

  4. How cute is that!!!! I love the fruit and flower market!

  5. Oh my goodness! So cute girl! Love it! And exactly! No shame in your game. ;)

  6. Really beyond adorable, and it is so cute, I wish I could have one for myself, but alas I have a real one. Some how just not the same. Amazing! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay!

  7. I soooo want to play with this myself!!! Seriously! It is absolutely ADORABLE! What a great mom you are! Blessings, Sharon

  8. Wow, that is a true transformation! It's so sweet!

  9. Hi! I found you by way of the bbc at A Simply Klassic Home. LOVE your daughter's new kitchen!

  10. Did you sand and prime before you sprayed it? So cute!


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