Thursday, 6 October 2011

Wodden Play Kitchen Make Over

Ok , I admit it. 
I .. Am...A ...Curbside...Rubbish....Stealer!!!
Some may laugh.
But, I'm the one saving $150 plus 

How could I not pick this kitchen up!!

It started looking like this
WARNING: I did get photo happy in this post

I started by sanding it all back

Putting putty in the holes & gaps

Found the circle wooden disks from 'Spotlight' - $1 think
Put an undercoat on

I choose a yellow (summer) colour & 
The blue to match the vintage handles I had
Spent all day painting it.
It was WAY to bright once I walked away & came back.
Next day, I sprayed it ( Why didn't I do that in the first place)

Drilled the holes

Added the magnetic latches

Got handles ready

These were to go with the bright yellow colour - so swaped them to black ones

Daddy Moz cut & attached the back board - 
Gotta love him doing it at 9pm at night

Put everything on and....

 How do I get in there!!

I'm so happy with it.
Ella loves it.
Job done.
Better go cross one off my list



  1. Fantastic!!! I'm pinning this! It won't be long 'til my bubba girl will make good use of something like this! Also LOVE the apron :)
    Found you via Follow me Fridays :)


  2. WOW this is awesome! I cannot believe that it is the same piece as the "before" one. It just looks that good--brand new!

  3. This is fantastic! Can you make me on now? ;)

  4. over from TTJ ... this is SO cute! hope I can find one of these when my girl is that age. :-)


  5. This is one of the cutest play kitchens I have ever seen....and your daughter looks like she is in total love with it!!!

  6. How amazing. What a transformation. I love it, it looks great. How sweet and happy does she look too? WELL DONE. Sharing this on my COM-FB page. winks-jen

  7. What a find! Apparently that's the new trend in the blogosphere... turing curbside and Craigslist junk furniture (from entertainment stands to cabinets) into cook kid's kitchens. Found these inspirations on Pinterest too:

  8. this is DARLING!! i would love for you to link this post, or any others you think will fit to my flashback fridays party... a place where bloggers can link up anything old, vintage, retro, archived, etc. here is the link if you are interested:
    {love} lauryn @

  9. oooh this is absolutely gorgeous,luv the amount of work and details put into it.
    I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    Have a great week,

  10. WOW! Amazing find and beautiful makeover! I am sure your daughter is in heaven with her very own PINK kitchen!

  11. This is sooo cute!! Great job!!

  12. How cute is that! Great job!

  13. Wow!! That was a great find and your transformation is just amazing! GREAT job!

  14. this has got to be one of THE MOST amazing transformations i've ever seen! i'd love it if you linked this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! also sharing this with my fb followers.

    andiejaye @ crayonfreckles

  15. Wow! I saw this when Andie Jaye shared on her fb page. You did a fabulous job!! I love it! I'm sharing too! Hope that's ok!

  16. wow, i want one for MYSELF! :) ella must love her mommy and daddy! great job, it looks amazing.

    i would love for you to come link up this or any other amazing project at my creativity party going on right now!

    thanks so much for sharing!

  17. this is amazing!!!!!! great job! i'm looking at kitchen sets for my little girl for christmas; i'm so jealous of this one :)

  18. loving! that pink just sucked me right in.

    found you via TCB and would love to have you visit. my giveaway ends soon but hope you can enter:



  19. What a fabulous redo and obviously a hit. Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  20. WOW! This is fanTAStic! It looks like a totally different kitchen! I'm super impressed...and so is your little princess. :) I'd be thrilled if you'd share it here at my 'think pink' party:

  21. So cute! I want to come cook here :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  22. im also a curbside garbage snatcher! free is always awesome.. especially when you can turn it into something like that! great job! ps.. i looove the knobs you chose :)

  23. I love this! I have been looking for a kitchen like this for my little one! Thanks for the inspiration! Adorable

  24. This is one of my favorite redos I have been lucky enough to stumble on in blog world! YAY YOU!! It is absolutely fantastic!

  25. It turned out so cute. My daughter also has a play kitchen made from an old piece of furniture...thanks to my mom though!! I was way too intimidated!!

  26. People keep this furniture in smaller spaces. This kind of furniture completely fit in your home or office. You get enough space in your home with this type of furniture.

  27. I passed up a similar find at Savers the other night. It was $10 and "called to me"! ;-) Decided I just didn't really have a use for it for now. :(

  28. This is totally awesome! I just love it! I would love if you would come link this up at the Thursday Crazy Cute link party today!

  29. Lovely little kitchen! So great that you found it for free! You should send it to Beckie at

  30. I LOVE this!! How creative and cute! Great job..and what a doll she is :)

  31. I featured you today at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Congrats!! Feel free to stop on by and grab a button if you'd like.


    Allison @ House of Hepworths

  32. How cute. And the pictures! Ella is adorable and so is this play set.

  33. That is so crafty and cute. :)
    Love it.

  34. That turned out amazing. Love the handles the best!

  35. would love it if you could share this on my link party at

    Natasha xx

  36. which little girl would not like to get a pretty pink kitchen. darling makeover. congrads!

  37. Here from Better After ~ that is ADORABLE!!! I'm a curb-shopper too!! :)