Monday, March 30, 2009

Trash to Treasure

Kari and Kijsa are hosting a "Trash to Treasure" party today.
So without further ado, the curbside nightstand I rescued and transformed into a play kitchen.
Play Kitchen 2009
Thanks so much to all of you who offered color advice last week. I really like the black and think I have made a pretty, yet gender neutral play kitchen that could be in a living room without embarrassment.

The best part, I am going to turn this trash to real treasure when I sell it. The proceeds will go to my church's homeless feeding program. The program is seriously strapped because of the economy. This is the first time I have ever sold anything. Wish me luck!

Updated: Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement! I have added notes to my flickr pictures if you are interested in making one yourself.

27 comments:

Amy said...

Oh my gosh- I LOVE IT!!! The black looks great and the little curtain is too cute! Some little kid will be super lucky to have this! Good luck selling it, I think it's great that you are doing it for the charity.

kari and kijsa said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the black- love the details...and the chalkboard is too cute!! An amazing makeover- a real treasure!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

How wonderful! This is just the cutest thing - what amazing talent - we are sure this will bring in lots of money for your church!! All the best,
Karla & Karrie

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Very creative...I pray that you makes tons of money for your church! Blessings!

Linda said...

Now that is amazing - how creative! So much better than those store-bought things - even at PBarn! Linda

bj said...

Oh, this is amazing! How smart you are to do this. Good luck on selling this treasure...some little one is going to have so much fun with it....

Nutsy Coco said...

It turned out great!!!

Windy said...

That is awesome!

Heidi said...

Jane, you absolutely outdid yourself! It's absolutely FAB and I know it will be snapped up fast! I love how you did the stone paint on the front--until I read that it was paint, I actually thought you'd had a tiny piece of granite countertop cut! LOL Really, It's amazing!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

You really outdid yourself with this one Jane! I love it better than Elise's PB kitchen, and think the black base makes it fit into a living room or kitchen that's not so white.

Cheryl said...

Darling! I am going to be making a play kitchen one of these days as well :-)

Songbirdtiff said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I've seen so many great kitchen ideas lately, but I think this one is my favorite. You took something destined for the dump and turned it into something beautiful and useful. I hope your ministry gets a great boost from your hard work.

(Just imagine what the original owners would think about it now!)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Wow! What a great transformation. I would have never thought to do something like this. I guess I don't think outside the box very well. I'm sure you will have no trouble selling it.

sara's art house said...

Such a cute idea!!! Good job!

kayellen said...

How adorable!

Perfect size and everything!!!

Love how you added the chalk board ;-)

Thanks for sharing!

smiles,
kayellen

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Oh my! This has got to be my very favorite project ever! I don't even have children small enough to use it anymore, but i want it! Great job!

bec4 said...

Oh--so cute, and such a fabulous idea!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Toooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clara & Marcela

Jane said...

Thanks everyone! I had a ton of fun doing this!

Xazmin said...

Holy Cow! I can't believe how fabulous that turned out! I absolutely love it!

That's definitely one of the coolest transformations I've ever seen!

Xazmin

Laurie said...

WOW - you are way creative! I know it will sell and you'll be so proud!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great, great job. I love that makeover, almost makes me wish I had a child young enough to play with a play kitchen!

Handmade Housewife... said...

Wow, you really have a creative eye! I don't think I would have ever seen a play kitchen in that, but it's fabulous. Some little person is going to be very lucky, as is your church. Great job!

-Hayley

Robyn said...

Again did a bang up job on that piece of 'trash'! It should fetch a pretty price for your program you are donating the funds too! Great job!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hello Miz Jane,
Wow, what a transformation! That play kitchen is off the hook! You have some serious craftiness going on that you could envision it from it's humble beginnings *smiles* I'm sure it would sell and raise a lot of money. I know I would have bought it for my own son years ago if I'd had seen it. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Have a blessed week!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an AWESOME piece you have designed!! Love it!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cher said...

This is just wonderful. I saw it on kari and kijsa's blog and had to come over and see it for myself!

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