As soon as I saw kitchens made from old/recycled nightstands, I knew that I wanted to make one for Claire. I scoured kijiji looking for the perfect nightstand to use. I saw this one and thought that it would be perfect. Now, it was my intent to have my Dad help me make this, maybe bring some of his tools over to my house so that I could play an active roll in making the kitchen for Claire, but he ended up doing nearly all of the work.
I love how the kitchen turned out, but more importantly so does Claire.
On the side of the nightstand is a magnetic board. The sink is a bowl from the dollar store, taps are old dresser knobs, and the faucet is an upside down letter J. I picked up the toaster last March on sale, and added two burners to the top of the stove. The knobs are recycled door handles/pulls. I added 4 for good measure.
My Dad cut a hole in the top drawer to added a piece of frosted glass for the oven. The oven closes with a simple magnetic closure.
The burners are bamboo coasters that I picked up at the dollar store. To make them look more like burners I used my cricut cutter to cut circles and then I Mod Podged them on. This side of the nightstand is a chalkboard.
I made Claire some eggs from felt to play with. I stuffed the yolk with a bit of batting, and added a bit of an old wipes package between the layers of the felt to make the egg crinkly.
Claire loves to cook the eggs in the oven.