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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