Tuesday, July 5, 2011

DIY wood kitchen for under $100 - Accessories


To make the window for Lily's pretend kitchen I used an old picture frame and spray painted it black.  I took a picture of the view from my actual kitchen window and had it printed to put in the frame.


I sewed curtains by taking a scrap of fabric twice as wide as the picture frame and about 4 1/2 inches long.  I surged all of the edges and sewed under 1/4" to the sides and bottom of the fabric piece. 


I sewed under 1 1/4" to the top of the fabric piece.


I threaded 3/4" thick elastic through the top of the fabrc piece, using a safety pin on one end of the elastic to wiggly my way through the material.  I nailed each end of the elastic to the back of the picture frame securing it in place.  I also nailed the material to the center of the front of the frame tacking it down in the right place.




I found a lot of food and dishes (including  super cute kitchen aid for kids) off of Craigslist for just $12.  Buying used is definitely the way to go if you are on a budget!


I made salt and pepper shakers by taking actual shakers and adding rock salt and peppercorns.  I made sure the holes on the shakers were small enough no salt or peppercorns could get through.  After filling each shaker I glued the lids shut with super glue so they can't be opened by kids.

I already had the rock salt, peppercorns, and shakers so this was free for me.

I bought an old crock pot and cordless phone at my local thrift store for $3 each.  The crock pot has a plastic lid.  We plan on cutting off the cord and dipping the raw end in wax to prevent someone from plugging this thing in and "cooking" with it.



I threw the phone cords away, but my little girl loves carrying this phone around and "talking" on it to all of her baby friends

For the tutorial on the kitchen click HERE
For the tutorial on the sink click HERE
For the tutorial on the dishwasher click HERE
For the tutorial on the microwave click HERE
For the tutorial on the oven/stove click HERE
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4 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I love how you have the picture from your kitchen sink and I LOVE the kid's Kitchen Aid! :)

    Tina
    www.kristina-zufall.blogspot.com

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  2. I cannot wait to try this! I hope that mine turns out as good as yours is! I plan on checking out the many thrift stores that we have around. Thanks for all the tips!!

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