Friday, March 5, 2010

The Bugga Boo's Play Kitchen

Well, Cara and I have been hard at work all week on projects, but don't have any completed pieces to show you good folks as of yet. We don't want to break the pace and leave you hanging with no word from the TL gals, so I thought I'd do a little post on (arguably) the cutest, most rewarding, heaviest used, most FUN project I've ever taken on (and I've taken on more than my fair share in my day): The Play Kitchen I built for my Bugga Boo this past Christmas!

I started out with a very plain but precisely-the-right-size three drawer chest that I picked up at the local Habitat Re-Store for $10. It began it's life looking like this:

I added to the mix a huge and hideous Fireworks painting that I got from FreeCycle, a chaffing dish ($2 from the Re-Store), an old faucet ($2 from the Re-Store), 4 old CDs that I had lying around, a pretty filigree handle ($2 from the Re-Store), 2 wooden frames ($2 from DollarTree), some scraps of wood ($1 at Home Depot), white paint (on hand), green paint for accents (on hand), and granite spray paint for the "counters" (also on hand.) My Frankenstein-esque creation was beginning to take shape:

Add to the mix a lot of elbow grease at nap times, and you get one fantastic play kitchen, and a very, very happy Bugga Boo! (Her 5 year old brother, truth be told, probably enjoys the fruits of this labor of love a little more than his little sis at this point, but, shhhhhhhhh, don't tell...)

I'll leave my fine readers with a little sneak peek of the fantastic chairs that I mentioned picking up from the GW last weekend. I've been working on them here and there this week and they're looking pretty spiffy, I must say. I've already painted them satin black and distressed a touch to bring out all those cool details and covered the seats with a black and white damask print. I have plans to cover the caned backs with some black denim, add some of my new favorite frayed rosettes and ruffle trim (similar treatment to the lady's sitting chair.) I know I've been saying this a lot, but I REALLY can't wait to show you the final product! Here's a glimpse of how they started out:

And here's the dining set Cara and I have been working on over at her house:

Are you giddy with anticipation?!?!? I am...

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  1. That little kitchen is just darling. Very creative! Great job!

  2. I was hoping you would post this kitchen... one of the cutest projects ever! Love it.

  3. Thanks so much for linking up--this is so cute and well done!

  4. That kitchen is waaaay to adorable! Half as adorable as the baby girl (who btw is EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL!).

  5. That kitchen is GREAT!


  6. Love the kitchen and can't wait to see what you do with the chairs!

  7. That came out very cute. It looks like your cute kids will enjoy it very much. Great job!

  8. That is fantastic! I love how you used cd's for the burners! Such a creative project! :)

  9. It is fabulous. Your daughter (and son too!) will have many hours of fun!

    Creative genius!!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

  10. That kitchen is so darn cute! Great job I love it!
    I'm now a follower too!

  11. LOVE the kitchen. so, ingenious to use the old cd's. I've used them on a few things, but hadn't thought of this, and with 2 baby grand daughters I will be bookmarking this! Lezlee

  12. This is so fun! What a cute and clever idea. I bet your little one loves it. I also love those chairs!

  13. Love the kitchen..I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of it. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules


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