Monday, September 27, 2010

Homemade Outdoor Play Kitchen From An Up-cycled Cabinet

Hubby and I did a major garage
clean-out as soon as we got our 
first nice fall-weather weekend. 

As part of the re-organization we 
took down a freebie cabinet
we had picked up from Freecycle
a few years ago and didn't need anymore. 


My oldest daughter "E" suggested 
that we turn the cabinet into a 
play-kitchen and we agreed!

We flipped the hinges on one door around
to open like an oven door. 



Then, using only materials 
we had on hand
we were able to transform our 
little cabinet into an outdoor play kitchen
for their little play cottage on our deck. 


We had a set of oven knobs
from a kitchen remodeling project.
I used 4 scratched CDs from my car
as the burners (glued down),
and an old broken night light
 is the "clock"


The faucet was generously donated by 
our awesome neighbors across the street. 

The sink is just a glad-ware round container
that I traced a hole for and cut out with a jig saw.


The feet of the cabinet were made by screwing
4 clean (empty) pineapple cans to the bottom of the cabinet
through small blocks of wood. 

The counter top was made by spray painting some
left-over rustoleum gray spray paint 


The backboard was a scrap of wood 
we attached with two small "L" brackets. 

A small shelf rack set inside the cabinet
serves as the oven shelf.


The girls now call it the 
"Step 2 Cafe".
They even made menus and
fresh flower bouquets for the table!

Happy Cooking!

Fondly,
pink and green mama


12 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow that is so cool! We made an indoor one but never thought of doing an outdoor one! thanks for the inspiration:)

jenny said...

I love it MaryLea! I wish I had vision (and DIY skills) like that.

Juliet Robertson said...

What a beautiful example of an outdoor kitchen. Thanks for sharing. Jenny from "Let the Children Play flagged it up!"

Sharon Pegrum said...

That is so awesome!! I feel very inspired :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great way to recycle and reuse! My son would play with this for hours.

Lindsay said...

cute!! This turned out great!!

dannyscotland said...

Wow. Again I say, wow.

Melodie said...

That is absolutely awesome!

child central station said...

This is AWESOME!!! Our outdoor mud-pie kitchen is continually evolving. Thanks for the great ideas, we may be looking for an old cabinet now!

Cassie said...

You did such a great job with that! You are so creative!

Dana said...

Brilliant! Great way to recycle!

Amber (Woodmouse) said...

You win, you guys are so darn clever! Especially the CDs as burners, how cool is that?! Great job!

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