Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kitchen for Christmas

I don't know when it was that I first discovered Ana White but I knew right away that I would be obsessed! Great - all I needed was another obsession :) I printed out the kitchen plans - ok fine - I printed out nearly all the plans. I put them on the kitchen table and told my husband that I wanted to build this for the kids for Christmas. He laughed at me.

During a snow storm I started to freak out - thinking - there aren't enough hours in the day. My husband sighed, looked at me - got in the car and drove to Home Depot. I had all the cut plans laid out for all 4 pieces so we used the least amount of wood (MDF). He went with the excel sheet cut plans - and drove to the Depot. There was NO ONE in the store (could be the blizzard that was going on). This young guy said - you want it all cut? And they were there for an hour and a half and cut everything to size - and labeled it too!!! When he got home - I could breath - because I knew it could happen.

I called my dad and took the day off from work, and we got working. It slowly started looking like a kitchen!


So we got painting and finishing.





And then we had a finished product!!!!








We originally wanted to spray a chrome type - so it looked black and stainless steel. But - the silver spray paint didn't work so well. So we ended up painting it all black. We primed first, then painted with a flat black that we had on hand. The total for the building materials was about 90, it was essentially 3 sheets of MDF. Then I spent some money on hinges, and knobs. Overall the three pieces cost right around $120 to make - not to shabby I think!!!! I got the knobs for the stove from Hobby Lobby. The "burners" on the stove are just painted CD's :) I used Plexy Glass like Ana-White suggested in her plans. The bar on the stove is a towel bar for a bathroom. I still would like to put a clock face on it. I bought hinges, but the handles for the fridge I had leftover in the house. I still need to put magnet holders on the fridge and freezer. Overall I am SO excited. Except - the gift is from Santa - and I find myself biting my tongue when people come over - I have to keep saying "Santa made it".

A HUGE thank you to> Ana White for making that huge christmas gift possible for my kids - they adore it - all of them!

Parties I am linked up to:
Tip Junkie handmade projects

27 comments:

  1. What a great idea and so simple. Following you from These Creative Juices Blog link party. Please stop by my blog when you can. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  2. So cute. I bet that guy at Home Depot just loved you. Thanks for joining the party.

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  3. Great job! Love how it turned out. :)
    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

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  4. That is amazing! My kids' kitchen is pathetic when compared to this! Great job!!!!

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  5. AMAZING!!!!! Lucky, lucky kidlets!!!


    m ^..^

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  6. oh how adorable!!! loving those ruffles. thanks for joining my party, and excellent work!

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  7. Awe this is just adorable! Love this. Great job.

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  8. Super cute kitchen for your kids! What a fun Christmas present. Very cool that you could get it all cut at the depot!

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  9. Awww!!!! :D How cute is that?!? Little girls are so much fun to make cute things for! :D
    Tnx so much for linking this cute creation at my party! :)

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  10. How absolutely darling and what a great place for your kids to play! Really great- Well done! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  11. This is amazing and so adorable! What child would not love to play with these "appliances" and pretend. How fun!

    oxoxo,
    Ellen

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  12. Woo hoo...nicely done, bet your kids just love it!

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  13. Oh my gosh, they are so nice! Thank you for shraring them with us!

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  14. So cute--it will get years of use. The gift of imaginary play is priceless. Thanks so much for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  15. That is just way too adorable! Can you imagine keeping it and giving it to a grandchild in the future. Don't laugh! I've done it with a number of my daughter's items from when she was a little girl.

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  16. This is way too adorable! I am jealous! My husband and I built one for our daughter, but he would never let it be that big (or that many pieces of furniture i mean!)I WISH!
    You can check out ours here: http://justbeckause.blogspot.com/2011/02/taters-play-kitchen.html

    I love love love the ruffled fabric you used under the sink; very cute!

    justbeckause.blogspot.com

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  17. How creative!

    I am having 2 giveaways on my blog.A chance to win $15 store credit from LiaGeneFab11 who has fancy headbands and hair clips for your darling daughter and a fairy silhoutte tee from ElizabethHorton. Just leave a comment to win. http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/02/fancy-headbands-and-hair-clips-giveaway.html

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  18. WOW! This is perfectly chic and what an awesome project. I think I must try something like this soon.

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  19. do you by chance still have the excel sheet that has all the wood pieces with measurements and all the cuts? I'm wanting to make this for my girls for Christmas and need to get started on it but I wont to do it the most cost effective. What wood did you use?

    dani.millecam@gmail.com

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  20. I'd love to get your excel sheet too! Your pieces are adorable!

    jlbarbour@gmail.com

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