Let me first start off by saying… Never underestimate the power of nesting. I have been a maniac here! I finally got the girls moved into their new room over the weekend. This involved moving all of the furniture and cutting the beds down a bit because of the odd ceiling lines in the new room. When I had that all finished, I decided to build the girls some bedside tables. This is where I got myself into a little bit of trouble 🙂
Two hours later, I was driving to Lowe’s and Home Depot to get all my supplies.
I have to give a big old shout out to Kirsten from The Crafting Chicks. Her AMAZING kitchen was my total and compete inspiration for the one that I built. I showed my hubby the picture and told him I would be building it for the girls. He laughed at me and told me I was building it for myself… He knows me too well. This is one of my favorite projects I have done in a long time.
I won’t give you the how-to because you can go to Ana’s site for that, but I will offer a few photos and tips.
After reading Kirsten’s post and Ana’s plan I made my list. I built all 3 pieces (stove, sink and fridge) and I will be doing a dishwasher next week.
I wanted really straight wood to save me the hassle of trying to line up corners in 100 degree weather, 5 months pregnant. For my 1×12’s and 1×8 pieces I used a piece of 4×8 hardwood plywood. I had the nice man at Home Depot cut it down for me while I picked up the rest of the supplies. I used select pine boards for the other pieces which were slightly more expensive, but super straight. For the wood I spent $63.
My sink is a dog bowl from Wal-Mart. It was around $4.
I ordered my faucet with free shipping from Amazon. It was a splurge at $30 but my girls really wanted the real faucet (so did I) and I didn’t have Kirsten’s great luck on Ebay for $13. Oh shwell.
These are the hinges I used for the oven door and fridge doors from Home Depot.
These are the magnet closures I used from Home Depot…About $1 a piece. I used one on my stove and 2 on the fridge.
My burners are craft circles from Hobby Lobby. I bought 2 small ones and 2 larger ones for $3. The iron hooks are my towel rack and a utensil rack. I bought them both at Hobby Lobby for under $10 They got a bit of a revamp today 🙂
Here are a few progress pics…
Excuse my shanty pictures! The reveal will make up for it… I promise.
That’s it for today. I will share the rest of the details with you in my next post. I will also show you the finished kitchen! So fun!
This truly was very easy to build! It’s almost like putting together a puzzle. And the end result is the best part! I love
my the girls new kitchen ;-)!!
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