Wednesday, July 15, 2009

DYI: Simple Blue Kitchen










From this:
Small chest
To this:
Simple Blue Kitchen

This is my third "free curbside cabinet" to play kitchen makeover. Once again, I used Stone spray paint for a granite looking counter top. This time the color was "Bleached Stone." I was waiting for my free paint sample from Glidden, but alas, it hasn't arrived yet. I saw this pretty Glidden "Sea Spray" on the mis-tint shelf at Home Depot and took it home for a dollar. I have tons left and plans for it.

This time I decided to stretch myself by making a window in the oven door. I even bought two power saws! (Scary! Loud! Not as fun as a drill!) That's an old acrylic poster frame for the glass.
Oven Window

I also turned a rusty old baking sheet (free at the curb with this cabinet) into a magnetic chalkboard! Would you believe I used regular Pampered Chef kitchen scissors to cut the metal?!
Magnetic Chalkboard
I wrote up detailed directions for this kitchen here. You can see the others here. This kitchen will be sold on craigslist to raise money for the homeless lunch program at my church.

I hope this inspires you to think about that stuff on the curb in new ways! For more DIY inspiration head over to ASPTL and Transformation Thursday at the Shabby Chic Cottage!

33 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

This is great! My 2 yr old loves to play in the kitchen, so I may try this, too.

Visiting from Kimba's...

Embellished Bayou said...

These are so awesome, you are so talented! Thanks for sharing the directions!

Sarah said...

That is amazing! I've been looking for something just like this for my daughter.

Thanks for sharing. :)

Kendra said...

Another fantastic kitchen! You could start a boutique!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Ok, you realize that you're making me have a girl now??? I have all boys who are too old to play with kitchen sets and I have to justify making this somehow! My husband is NOT going to be happy about this :) hee hee

Jennifer said...

So cute!! Love the color. You got a lot of projects out of one piece - that is awesome recycling!

Nutsy Coco said...

Wow, that turned out great!! You're really becoming a pro at those and I love the color too.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

How cute. What a wonderful idea and so fun for the kids.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Absolutely wonderful! What a cute transformation any little girl would love! Jackie

Becky said...

Amazing. If I could squat long enough I'd like to play here myself. You did a wonderful job for hours of fun.

A Touch of Country said...

great job! Love it and I'd have so much fun in this kitchen...hee hee!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh this is amazing! You get the makeover prize of the day. But better yet, you get the biggest heart of the year. Good for you for fundraising!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Okay, I think I'm in love with your blog. ;) I scrolled back and you have some of the cutest ideas! You could sell those little stoves on Etsy or something. :) Stopping by from Kimba's party. :)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

This is SO cute!!! It makes me wish my children didn't already have a play kitchen so that I could make them this one instead. LOVE it!!

~ Sarah

MelanyTN said...

Holy Moly! That ROCKS! I love it... great job! So glad I followed your link from Gina's blog! Thanks for sharing!

LillySue said...

Perfectly adorable! Great recycle job!!
Blessings~LillySue

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

How adorable! My girls loved their kitchen sets, but I was never creative enough to make theirs. Yours is simply perfect.

Thanks for joining me today!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

This is truly amazing! Seriously, you did a wonderful job on this and I went and looked at the other and am amazed! These are way better than any store bought plastic kitchen for sure! Incredible! You have serious talent!

Tiff said...

I love this! What a great project!

jodi said...

This is the cutest one yet though the other were pretty cute too!!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a great idea! I don't have any little girls, but I sure would like to have one anyway. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs :)

Irma

Kammy said...

Great job on a curbside piece !
Makes me want to make a cake, LOL !
Very cute and so creative !
HUgs ~ Kammy

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You're one talented mama! I am seriously impressed. And I love that blue!

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Jane,
Just wanted to thank you for your comment. Your transformation is absolutely adorable...Great idea.


Blessings,
~Ana♥

Lindsay said...

WHOLLY COW! THAT"S AWESOME!

Michelle said...

I love your blog!! This is so cool. I hope you make alot of money for your church. I also checked out your other blog also and love your philosphy on the Mission project. I wish more teachers thought like that. Even if not teaching in the inner city, it isn't always possible to spend $50 on a project, or to be talented enough to do it for your child. Keep up the good work.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

That's so cute. What did you use for the knobs & burners? (found via UCreate)

Jenny said...

That is awesome! You did a great job on it!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is fantastic! I'm really enjoying your blog. Man, I miss my play kitchen...

Ruth said...

That is so awesome. What a great idea. Too bad I'm on the opposite side of the country.

Ruth

The American Homemaker said...

Oh my gosh! I love it!!!

this blessed nest said...

as i said on, u create...i go to bed dreaming about this. everyday while driving around i am on the look out for something similar on the curb. i know one day i will get lucky. and try to copy EXACTLY what you did here. amazing. simply amazing.

FAB-U-LOUS!

ani said...

you are amazing and truly inspire to reach out and do things that will benefit others. this is really lovely.