1. A pine rectangle backed by plywood.
2. We used a jigsaw to cut a hole for the sink and drilled holes for the faucet. Wood stove burner circles are from Michael's craft store.
3. The white "oven" is an Aneboda nightstand from Ikea. We purposely built the pine box and slid this in so that it can be removed later for re-use as a nightstand. The bottom is a drawer which I think makes a perfect oven.
5. The sink is a stainless steel bowl just dropped in so that it can be removed for water play.
6. Some homemade linens.
7. Tea anyone? This set is from Plan Toys.
8. Mr. Dork enjoyed the tool time so much that he holed up in the garage and built a nook for the top last night.
When I first suggested the project, I thought it would be more economical than buying a wooden play kitchen. Then I thought, Hmmm, since it's going to be in the dining room where I have to look at it 500 times a day, I'd better not cheap out on materials, so no money saving happened afterall. Had it been destined for our basement, I'd have definitely used more recycled pieces.
Here is the cost breakdown in case it helps you plan your own kitchen:
- pine top, bottom and sides: $60.00
- Aneboda nightstand from Ikea: $29.99 (half price on sale)
- faucet: $20.00 at Home Depot. *It was an open box which had been marked down to $30. I explained what it was for and the manager sold it to me for less.
- Stainless steel sink bowl: $5.00 at hardware store
- Wooden stove burners: $2.49 each, Michael's craft store
- Glass stove knobs: $6.89 each, Home Depot
- Ikea children's pot set: $9.98
- tension rod (holding up pink curtain): $4.99, hardware store