Pics of the kitchen, mentioned on the previous (more important) Christmas post.
I had this dream that I would find a cute wooden kitchen for Taylor on Craiglist. All the ones you buy online or at the store are like $250, not a chance! After about 6 months of searching I finally found it! It was super gross, old, and scary when I bought it. Like, I'm talking spider webs, spiders, layer of dirt, seriously gross. When I was driving home I was thinking..I hope I don't end up just tossing this thing in the trash because it's unsalvageable. Well, after 2 months of working during nap times and after the kids went to bed we finally finished. With all the sanding, 3 coats of paint, applying contact paper, making the canvas paintings above the kitchen, and repainting the $10 table/chairs also purchased on Craigslist we had Taylor's Christmas present! I really wanted something she could play with for a long time. We're pretty proud of it and Taylor LOVES it which is the most important thing!
All the knobs were originally white, I had already started spray painting them metallic.
You probably can't tell from the pics, but everything was SO dirty!
And the AFTER:
We had to do most of the painting/fixing up down in the storage room of the basement, so Taylor was banned from that room for at least a month!
We used contact paper for the surfaces and "backsplash". Painted a $2 wash tub from Wal Mart metallic for the sink, and painted all the accents metallic.
Utensil holders are formula cans with scrapbook paper around it.