Kitchen Renovation- the baby edition!Uncategorized — By Shannon Schmid on December 4, 2009 at 5:29 pm
So… I wanted to get my daughter a play kitchen for Christmas this year. I looked everywhere, but they are REALLY expensive. She is only 16 months old -and I can’t quite stomach paying hundreds of dollars for a toy! And in the interest of being thrifty I often shop at a childrens consignment store – and one day I saw they had gotten in a childs play kitchen!
The kitchen set was an ugly shade of blue, was missing some parts, and was pretty banged up. But… it was only $15 dollars! So I brought it home. I spread out a sheet, washed it up, and sprayed primer all over it.
Yeah, so it turns out – you do have to shake a can of spray primer. So after I sprayed the whole thing, it turned out kind of lumpy. Which is why it was great that my dad came to visit us, because he helped me sand it down.
And finally, here is the kitchen set almost complete! I still need to add some purple trim to it so it will match some other kitchen accessories Molly is getting this Christmas, but overall I’m really happy with it. Plus, it’s “green” because I recycled it:)
My dad is posing with it above – and it makes the kitchen set even more special that he helped make it! Aren’t grandpa’s wonderful?? I’ll post a finished picture of it once it is done!
The best part? The whole thing cost me about $45 dollars in primer and paint. So much more economical than buying a new kitchen set, don’t you think? Yay for a thrifty Christmas!!