Thursday, May 26, 2011

Play Kitchen Progress

So I have been working on this for entirely too long... just like every project I do. But I only have 30-45 minutes here and there... so really Its hard to complete a project on that schedule sometimes.

So here are the fridge and stove I built for Maddy to play with.

I thought about buying him one of those plastic kitchens.... but saw the plans on Ana white ... and I LOVE wooden kitchen sets.

So I read the plans for a few weeks and decided this was something I could probably do... bought the supplies and 2.5 weeks later here we are.

Maddux's play room is Teal and Orange, so I wanted this to stand out a little bit. So we painted it green.
This project has definitely taught me a lot. This was the first project that I cut my own wood on and eventually... learning to use a jig saw. So it was a big deal for me.

Maddy loves to cook us food... and have us eat it. He loves to play with this kitchen. he puts stuff in the fridge... closes it... talks to himself... opens it... closes it... repeat the fun for about 15 minutes... move on to dong the exact same thing with the oven. Hilarious.

If you have not checked out Ana White. I am telling you, you are missing out. She is amazing. And if you actually know what you are doing (unlike me) all of this stuff will be a lot easier than it is for me... and as you can see... I just keep going. I hit a few rough spots here and there.... but overall. nothing to difficult. And I know this kitchen will last with Maddux... and he loves it.

So its not completely finished...

I still have/want to -
  • put a back on the fridge (ran out of paint... hoping to pick up some this weekend)
  • Put a toe kick on the bottom of the fridge and stove... again ran out of paint
  • wanting to get an old window frame from Habitat Store.
  • paint old shutters and make some toy story curtains for the window... maybe add an outdoor scene in the window
  • add a chalkboard menu board on the side of the fridge.
  • maybe some red rings on the burners???
Enough talking... here's the progress on Maddux's play kitchen.
I will post updated pictures once I have it finished :)

Well any thoughts on what I can add??? I would really appreciate it!

173. 50 cent ice cream cones
174. Maddux loving the home made kitchen
175. Sleeping with the windows open
176. Tim Mcraw. yes. Tim Mcgraw
177. Maddux learning new words almost daily :)

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  1. Wow what a great job! I'd love to make a fridge like yours to go with my Ikea play kitchen.
    Well done!

  2. This is so cute, so cute! You should be very proud!

  3. What a fun kitchen! Visiting from TT&J

  4. Lovely blog! I'll be back to follow whenever it's up again!

  5. I am in LOVE with this play kitchen it is so cute and I pinned it for sure so I can remember it. I have to tell you My little boys name is Maddux too and it is spelled the same way. Love that name. And your little Maddux is so cute. Thank you for sharing this fun project

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  6. Super cute! What kid wouldn't love this?

  7. Oh MY!! This turned out FABULOUS! Love it!! Great job!

  8. I LOVE this! My Grandaughter would be in heaven! Thanks!

  9. So much cuter than one of those plastic ones! Great job. Have a great weekend :)

  10. Lookin' good! It's turning out very cute. I have a post about the set my dad built for my daughter if you'd like to check it out:

  11. Fawn, The wooden set is adorable! I love wooden toys for my little guy and you have done an incredible job on this set - super cute! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this on Sunday - I am a little behind getting to the comments though. Have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  12. I would have loved to play with as a kid and my kids would now!

    You've been featured this week for the tenth edition of Make & Share at HOMEmomMADE!

    Congrats, hope you stop back in .)

  13. How cute is this. Beats the ones you buy. You are really talented. Hope you will share at our showoff party every Sunday at

  14. so bright and cheerful! how fun for the kiddos!


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