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A Play Kitchen Renovation – Before and After

February 15, 2010


Purchased for $5 at Salvation Army – dirty, but otherwise in usable shape!



A coat of paint, a sweet curtain, some new knobs, painted

burners and sink and an upside down coat hook – brand new!

Kitchen: $5 at Salvation Army

Knobs: $0.77 each = $6.16

Hinges: $1.27

Fabric: already had, leftover from their window project

Paint: already had, white was bought in the “mess up” section at Lowe’s to paint their dressers, blue for the sink/water was part of the Glidden free can of paint giveaway a few months ago that we used to paint the bathroom

Faucet: $5.50 in the closet section at Lowe’s. Kind of didn’t want to pay that much, but I sucked it up:)

Total Cost: $17.93

{This post is a part of Steady Mom’s Moms’ 30-Minute Blog Challenge and Metamorphosis Monday}

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  1. Ondrea permalink
    February 15, 2010 10:21 am

    that is a great job!! so cute and perfect!

  2. February 15, 2010 5:06 pm

    Great job! That really does look like new. :)

  3. Kim permalink
    February 15, 2010 8:48 pm


  4. February 15, 2010 11:25 pm

    that is great. good job.

  5. February 16, 2010 12:17 am

    FANTASTIC!!!! Hours of playtime fun!

  6. February 16, 2010 12:38 am

    I came over from Steady Mom’s 30 min blog challenge and just had to comment – this turned out amazing! Gives me some confidence not to pass by the next second-hand deal I see because of the work involved … you’ve proven it is worth it.

    I bet your little chef is thrilled :-)

  7. Carol permalink
    February 16, 2010 12:49 am

    What a beautiful makeover! I have intense interest in play kitchens, because my son loves to cook, and I made one for him based on some inspiration from Apartment Therapy. It cost a lot more than $17.93 though – more power to you (and the cooks).

  8. February 16, 2010 9:12 am

    How cute! & so much more original than the plastic ones you can buy at Wal-mart (which is what my kids have!)

  9. February 16, 2010 9:36 pm

    You did an AMAZING job!!! Your children must be loving this.

  10. February 16, 2010 10:35 pm

    Oh I love it!! I have been eyeing a $100 wooden one. Now I will keep my eye out for something like this instead. Great, great work!

  11. February 17, 2010 1:52 am

    That is a great job – love it!!! You make it look so easy, it is beautifully done!!! Have a good day!

  12. February 18, 2010 3:01 am

    This is fantastic :).

  13. Molly permalink
    February 18, 2010 11:01 pm

    Wonderful! I love the fabric!

  14. February 19, 2010 5:24 pm

    Lillian~this is fabulous! And I’m adoring this blog~I didn’t know about it until right now. Looking forward to following along….
    Have a great weekend,

  15. February 21, 2010 1:37 pm

    That’s beautiful! Great job!

  16. February 22, 2010 12:30 am

    So cute! You did a great job! I love the fabric you chose!

  17. February 22, 2010 1:47 am

    This is really beautiful. I’m inspired!

  18. Penny Saver permalink
    March 1, 2010 12:13 pm

    SO cute!! I love the lemon fabric. I have some and plan on making a skirt for my little girl.

    Our play kitchen gets a lot of play. I’ve had fun making play food out of felt. There are some fantastic patterns on Etsy. :)

  19. Kari permalink
    March 1, 2010 7:02 pm

    This is really beautiful! Having just spent $300 on one from Pottery Barn Kids, this one is even more impressive to me!

  20. November 23, 2011 2:21 pm

    where did you find the knobs…love this kitchen!

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