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BEFORE & AFTER: The Makeover of a Wooden Play Kitchen

Craft on Apr 15, 2016
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I found this beat up wooden play kitchen from the thrift store for only $2.50! I knew immediately it could be beautiful! I didn't want it to be "girly" or "kiddie" so I chose Annie Sloan Antibes Green for the outside, and Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue for the interior. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut new vinyl burners, and I mitered trim to make panels on the door, which are Mod Podged with fabric from a vintage table cloth from the thrift store. I also added cup hooks to the side for measuring spoons (which are also from the thrift store!). For more pics and VIDEOS of the whole processes, with more detail, you can find it on the blog post. Enjoy!
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, A 2 50 wooden play kitchen from the thrift store gets a makeover
A $2.50 wooden play kitchen from the thrift store gets a makeover!
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I lined the doors with vintage fabric from a thrift store table cloth and used cup hooks to hold thrift store measuring spoons
I lined the doors with vintage fabric from a thrift store table cloth, and used cup hooks to hold thrift store measuring spoons.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, It had potential right Most people just walked right on by it Good for ME
It had potential, right?? Most people just walked right on by it. Good for ME!
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I wanted something that wasn t too girly or too kiddy So I chose Annie Sloan Antibes Green which gives it a retro feel I kept the existing red handles It worked with the colors
I wanted something that wasn't too "girly" or too "kiddy." So I chose Annie Sloan Antibes Green, which gives it a retro feel. I kept the existing red handles. It worked with the colors!
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I used Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue inside which was the perfect compliment to the Antibes Green All the inside metal bowls came from the thrift store as well
I used Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue inside, which was the perfect compliment to the Antibes Green. All the inside metal bowls came from the thrift store, as well.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue Isn t it a DIVINE color Love it Dries a shade darker
Annie Sloan Napoleonic Blue. Isn't it a DIVINE color?!? Love it! Dries a shade darker.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, Cup hooks on the side allow kids to store measuring spoons and a towel
Cup hooks on the side allow kids to store measuring spoons and a towel.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, YUCK That s all I can say LOL
YUCK. That's all I can say. LOL
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, The plastic burner stickers were peeling off and in bad shape
The plastic burner stickers were peeling off and in bad shape.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I removed the stickers and lightly sanded out the sticky parts
I removed the stickers and lightly sanded out the sticky parts.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut new vinyl burners Easy
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut new vinyl burners. Easy!
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I used Mod Podge to glue down panels for the door
I used Mod Podge to glue down panels for the door.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, A close up of the vintage table cloth used
A close-up of the vintage table cloth used.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I had bought this from the thrift store about 6 months ago and had never used it Was probably going to make pillows from it or something But after starting this project I realized this would be perfect for lining the doors
I had bought this from the thrift store about 6 months ago and had never used it. Was probably going to make pillows from it or something. But after starting this project, I realized this would be perfect for lining the doors.
  • before amp after the makeover of a wooden play kitchen, chalk paint, diy, how to, painted furniture, I cut my own trim and glued it down to the doors with Gorilla Glue See the blog post for a short video on how NOT t use Gorilla Glue
I cut my own trim and glued it down to the doors with Gorilla Glue. See the blog post for a short video on how NOT to use Gorilla Glue ;)

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  • Dory Corbett
    Dory Corbett Manning, SC

    I love this! And, your boys are adorable! What a great mom!!!!

  • Kat
    Kat Batavia, NY

    very sweet update you recycled !

  • Jeanne Ormond
    Jeanne Ormond Baraboo, WI

    This is so cute. I love the stove and it's make over.

  • Marcy, Professional Designer, Artist and Arts and Crafts Instructor
    Marcy, Professional... Rogers City, MI

    What a wonderful Mom you are, very nice job, beautiful children.

  • DIY 180
    DIY 180 Winter Park, FL

    Turned out great!

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