If you've been reading along for a while, you'll know that Mr. Dork and I built the kitchen below for Little V last winter. So why on earth would we need another one?
If you've spent a winter in Canada, you'll know that much of your time is destined indoors. I wanted to set up another area for V to play house down in our basement so that I wouldn't go insane starting at the walls of our livingroom all season. I hunted down these junk-tiques at a thrift store ($5.00 each):
Then added a thrifted set of silver coasters, a square wooden thing-a-ma-bob from Michael's craft store, and the letter J.
A five dollar cast off, also from Michaels (it even came with the little basket pictured in the finished project). I love a sale!
The coasters become stove burners. They are backed with a black rubbery fabric, so they stay put without nails or glue, and are easily removed.
The letter J is the sink faucet (not my original idea - I saw another blogger use the letter "L" but wouldn't you know my Michael's craft store was sold out of "L"s?). The taps are old spools from another project. I painted it all with a mix of white and black children's paints that I had on hand. On the last kitchen we made, the real faucet ate up a big portion of the budget. This time, about $4.00.
Doesn't the red paint make everything better?
I also changed out the knobs to silver and glass (leftovers from other projects). Total budget, about $20.00 and the hideous nightstands are saved from the landfill!