A generous woman named Rachel had this nightstand for sale on craigslist. It was listed for $10 and I asked her if she would donate it to my play-kitchens-for-homeless-lunch-money cause. She agreed. Isn't craigslist the best?
I turned it into this:
Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to paint it green. I think it's my favorite yet. Certainly it's my favorite color combination.
My plan is to list it on craigslist for $100 on Thursday. I have a few touch ups to make and I find Thursday is the best day to list things as people prepare for weekend pick ups, garage sales, etc... As usual 100% of the money will go to the homeless lunch program at Hollywood UMC.
Construction was very much like the others. The inards formed two shelves and I just replaced the cardboard with plywood for the shelves. I used the drawer front and scraps from the drawer to make the oven door.
For some trash to treasure goodness the magnetic chalkboard is made from an old baking sheet (also free from a craigslist curb alert) and the knobs are spray painted soda bottle caps. The cherries were cut from a paper napkin and Modge Podged right on there. With every kitchen I get more creative and economical. I don't think the cuteness has suffered though.
The oven is a bit small, excellent for pizzas and pies I say!
For many more details on how to build a play kitchen see my notes in the Play Kitchens flickr collection.
(Updated to add: This link has been fixed!)
Cost Break Down
24"X 24" plywood sheet for shelves and back spash- $4.95
dowel for curtain rod and sink knobs- about $2
square dowel for burners about $1
door handle - 4/ $1 so $0.25
bowl - $2
letter J for faucet -$1
wooden picture frame -$1
From my stash:
paint -Glidden's "Sea Spray"
white and silver spray paint
black craft paint
cherry paper napkin