Here they are in the painting/assembly stages. The paint is Martha Stewart's Enamelware color matched to Lowes Olympic No VOC paint. I then used a spray sealer (which probably canceled out the no VOC paint but the paint on its own would have been toast against a 2 year old).
Here is the top of the finished sink and the stove. The sink brush came from Pier 1.
The towel was a Dollar Tree find and was especially fitting as Chelsea will be having a rainbow themed birthday party. The pot holder was crafted by Jeff's 8 year-old niece. The hooks and towel bar came from IKEA. The towel bar is actually part of a handle two pack. The other handle is on the oven.
We decided to have the oven door open from the side rather than the bottom so that Chelsea would not be tempted to step on it and break the door and/or plexiglass. This way, she will also be able to stand in front of the oven to get things in and out.
I found this small rack at a kitchen supply store and the pizza is a Melissa & Doug play set.
We attached an LED push on/off battery powered light inside the oven for a more realistc vibe.
This is the sink without the tension rod and skirt. There is some nice storage for all of Chelsea's play food and utensils. Some of which she will be receiving at her birthday party. The store bins are from IKEA. They come in a set of 1, 2, 3. The number 3 bin doesn't fit so it will likely be housed inside the oven.
Here is one more look at the completed set. I'm so proud of us for building this and want to also send special thanks to my father-in-law who helped troubleshoot and gave Jeff use of some of his tools. I didn't do a final total but this entire project cost us roughly $150. I think it was well worth it and came out nicer and larger than any of the commercially available kitchens. It is our hope that Chelsea will love this and that it will be something that will stay in the family for generations to come.
My next post will be of the accessories and Chelsea's reaction to her new play kitchen. With my posting - this may take a week or two!
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