One of my biggest DIY's , some of you know this one very well...Play Kitchen .
The plan was to make one instead of buying and once again reusing household objects as much as possible.
The work took me about four weeks of evening making , secretly while Ela was sleeping ;)
There are many examples of great homemade play kitchens on internet , they always inspired me to do something myself . If you like challenges then why not try it too!
It's very rewarding , trust me :)
I hope you will enjoy this photographic retrospection , digging out the good oldies when Ela is away ;)
The most important - construction of the kitchen , nappy boxes in this case ;)
Oven part was first ...
Then more sections took the shape :)
The silver is a self adhesive sticker , the worktop is a foam board covered with it.
To add the bowl as a sink I cut a hole large enough to fit the bowl in and glued edges using glue gun.
You have to remember , for this kind of " hard duty "projects a glue gun it's a must ;)
I used many many glue stick on the way...
Then I added the whole foam board to the back of the kitchen , covered with some printed gift wrap and coloured CD boxes as a splash back ;)
The paper wrap founded in Paperchase shop reminds me of Polish folklore rooster , so pretty :)
I make a shelf using some Whiskey box :P
Then added picture frame as a window , two self adhesive hooks and a real taps and hose made of hand wash dispenser .
Microwave and oven get a real door handles too .
Two empty spaces are now completed with large pink plastic boxes to be filled with many dishes , play veggies etc.
Buttons of the microwave was made of baby jar caps :)
I also placed metal hooks on the side bought in Tiger shop to hold important kitchen utensils...
Plastic cutlery holders from Ikea are attached with a strong thread to the nappy boxes , same as the hooks holder with utensils on the other side and the shelf at the top of the kitchen .
The kitchen timer is glued too, kids love it ;)
The lavender fields window view approved :)
Mending the timer of course .
Baby jar caps makes a clicking sounds!
Ela made liters of soup that day ;P
She is now 5 and still playing with it , including her friends visiting us.
May the imagination be with you!