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!
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