Any ideas for a DIY play (grocery) store created from nightstands?

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I'm planning on repurposing these nightstands into a play store. It's real wood and the back is not made of cardboard but same style paneling LOL. Of course, they will be painted. I am thinking of putting wheels underneath. I' ll convert the mirror into a chalkboard. Only having doubts as how to create a nice display?! A bench belonging to a picnic table may serve as counter top. Any ideas or inspiration are most welcome.
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  • Anna @Annabode Anna @Annabode on Nov 14, 2014
    You could make a great play kitchen out of one of these!

  • Pb Pb on Nov 15, 2014
    Thanx! They already got something like that. I see the spell checker made store into storage I want to make a shop. I can't find where to edit my main post...

  • Shira Shira on Nov 17, 2014
    @Pb , if you would like to edit your post, click the arrow at the top right of the post and choose the edit option on the drop down. (Note,this can only be done on desktop) I hope this helps!

  • Pb Pb on Nov 17, 2014
    @shira argh desktop is the problem, didn't think about that,thnx!

  • Jill Feigelman Jill Feigelman on Nov 18, 2014
    I love the idea of putting wheels on the piece for movability. I think kids really value that. You can check out some toy storage ideas here: http://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=toy+storage+ideas

  • C C on Nov 18, 2014
    So, as I read, it sounds like what you really want to create is a grocery/retail store? Here's my idea :) I see the one on the left has a flip down door front on the top.... I would remove that & mount it in between the 2 stands in order to create a "cash register counter" that the clerk would stand behind. Also, rather than, the usual, turning the drawers into shelves {hard to reach items at the back} Instead, I would remove 3/4 of each drawer front {so there is only a bottom lip remaining} That way they would be slide-out shelves :)

  • Pb Pb on Nov 18, 2014
    Thanx for sharing your ideas @Carri! I just got to my desktop and edited my post! The idea of using the flip down as a cash register sounds great! And the slide out shelves also an amazing idea!

  • C C on Nov 19, 2014
    Glad to help @Pb :)

  • Nancy Gray Moore Nancy Gray Moore on Nov 22, 2014
    When I was teaching math and students were learning about making change and making purchases, I set up a store in my classroom. I used empty boxes of cereal, ketchup, etc as items and placed price tags on each. Students used their desk chairs as grocery baskets and went down each aisle selecting items. One student used a toy cash register with Monopoly money to check out customers. Students changed roles and continued shopping. Great fun and practical experience!

    • Pb Pb on Nov 23, 2014
      Thnx very nice! Will also visit our local thrift shop if I have time this week! Next Friday I will need to get started because Sinterklaas is December 5, and that's really soon!

  • Diena Cameron Diena Cameron on Mar 23, 2015
    Hi Pb, i don't know if you're still looking for inspiration for a child's kitchen or store cabinet but i just re - pinned 2 that i had found. My name is Diena Cameron, hope it helps, i too plan on doing this for my great granddaughter when we move back. Have a great day.