To do the microwave for Lily's pretend kitchen, I used the cabinet that was already in the desk. I took off the cabinet and cut a 7.25" by 7.25" square.
I took another piece of 1/8" MDF the same size as the cabinet door for the microwave. I cut a 7" by 7" square in the same place and glued both pieces together with wood glue. I spray painted the door an aluminum color and painted the inside white.
I then cut a 7.25" by 7.25" square of plexiglass and glued it to the inside of the microwave door using a hot glue gun.
I added cabinet hardware for the door handle.
I designed a number pad using Microsoft Publisher and printed it out. (The number pad I designed is HERE if you want to use that.)
I used Modge Podge to secure the print out to the wood. First I painted a layer of Modge Podge over the whole door. It looks creamy but will dry clear. I placed the number pad in the position I wanted and let dry. I made sure to smooth out all of the creases before it dried, and used an old credit card to smooth the paper and "squeegie" any excess glue.
Once dried, I applied another two layers of modge podge over the top of the keypad.
I also installed a magnetic closure so it "clicks" when opened and closed.
For the tutorial on the dishwasher click HERE
For the tutorial on the oven/stove click HERE
For the tutorial on the accessories click HERE