Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sizing Things Up

A few days ago the Play Kitchen Build Along was featured on Ohdeedoh. Pretty exciting.

I got one comment:

"I've been wanting a play kitchen for my son for about a year now (he's 2 1/2) - he loves his IKEA pot set &; helps me in the kitchen all the time. But we have NO ROOM for anything like the size of that oven in the photo. I saw a great idea to create a 2-burner "stove" by transforming a plastic storage container (his measuring cups/spoons &; pots can be stored inside and he can flip it over for a pretend stove). Great idea - fits our space and budget. Sorry, kid. When mommy gets the Viking, you can have a huge play stove. haha..."

Boy do I understand space constraints! My own kitchen is only about 7' X 3'. Space is a major factor in most decisions around here.I truly shudder to think where we will store toys when the day comes. Wouldn't it be sad if the kitchen maker's own kids had the shoe box kitchen? (Not a bad option for apartment dwellers!)
Simple Blue Kitchen
What's funny to me is that she called this play kitchen "huge." I guess it looks big in the picture, but my balcony is small. This end is only about 3.5' wide. Here is a shot that captures the real size of the balcony well.

In the Balcony Workshop
As you can see, my head is touching the sliding door. The other end of that board is sticking out through the railing. My work table is actually the play kitchen I am building and there is about 2 inches between the cabinet and the railing.

The reason I bring this up is-things in blogs are not always really as they seem. For example, that awkward pose that Cliff captured, makes my thigh look skinnier than it is in real life.

Just keeping it real.


Kurtzhals said...

Waaahah. Here I thought you were going to show us how you made one out of a storage tote. Dang it... let's get on that one ok????

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

you are so funny.

HollyLynne said...

WOW! Congrats on the Ohdeedoh feature!! Super exciting!

Nutsy Coco said...

I love it :) Thanks for keeping it real!