Sunday, August 15, 2010

Leah's Kitchen

Back in the spring I ran across a few blogs that had "night stand kitchens" so that gave me the idea of what we could give Leah for her birthday.  We drove around a few weekends checking out garage sales for night stands and came across a huge neighborhood wide garage sale in May where we found this beauty for $7.50!

Right away I got destructive  :)

See!  I did some "real" work!

Austin starting on the sink

The sink is in and drawers are out!  The sink is a dog bowl and the faucet is from the house when we moved in that we replaced.

The first coat of paint is on!  The black is for the oven.

The surface of the counter is a granite spray that we sprayed on and then sanded to make smooth.

A better look at the counter top.  Up close it really looks like granite!

Back is on and it's starting to look like a kitchen!

A few weeks later, this is what we had!  Austin did all the constructing and I did all the painting.

The burners are black spray painted wooden base balls from Michael's.  The top part is just silver spray painted popsicle sticks.

I missed a few steps in the pictures but here is the finished product!  I painted everything on it myself.  To give it a "homemade look" ya know.  Ha!  Just kidding, I'm not the best painter but I think it all turned out ok.

Salt and pepper shakers

I sewed the curtains and towel to match.  We attached the "L" onto the back part with velcro instead of glue in case they have another girl and her name doesn't start with an "L".  

Leah's List on the chalk board.  One day she'll get chalk, just not quite yet though.  ;)

The oven!  We just spray painted it black and Austin attached the door with hinges and a magnet.

LOVE the pots and pans!  So cute!  I got those at IKEA.

So, there you have it!  Those are the secrets behind the kitchen.  Three months of sweat, hard work and fun is over and now the fun is all Leah's!  

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I'm sure she loved it!

Steve-n-Angela said...

that is sooo adorable! you are quite creative!!!

Dede said...

That is absolutely adorable Kelly!!! You are so talented!!

Chani said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Kelly! You are incredible!! What a great idea! I'm so jealous...if I tried to do the same thing I'd just end up with a busted up night stand! ;) Love your handy-work! :)

JB said...

WOW! I am so impressed with yours and Austin's talents..that stove is awesome!!!!
JB