Yesterday, I finally was able to give Ezekiel his new play kitchen! My dad and I started on it back in September/October and finished it in early December. It sat for almost a month in my garage and I had the hardest time leaving it there and not pulling it out to play with.
I told my dad about this project and asked if he’d keep an eye out for the perfect cabinet. I showed him the retro kitchen and told him this one was my favorite.
Then a couple weeks later, he called me up to say he found it. It wasn’t pretty. At all. When I saw it, it took a lot of imagination to see the retro kitchen… but I saw it.
Here’s the (ugly) before:
It was pretty rough around the edges. The two cabinet doors were removed before I was able to snap a photo. Something I’ve mentioned before – when my dad gets excited about it a project, it’s only a few minutes before it’s already being demolished and turned into something new.
I took a ton of photo’s of this cabinet to show you guys all the details. I’ll post a separate post to talk about all of the details and how we did it. (Or this would be an extremely long post!)
So, now that you’ve seen the before (and the inspiration!), here are the after’s!
And I even made some play food. (I plan to keep making more as I find the right pieces in thrift stores/garage sales.)
And once more for “dramatic effect”… before and after:
This boy LOVES his new kitchen set. He played with it for hours yesterday with his cousins (even his 9 year old cousin loved playing with it!) and woke up 2 hours early today to play with it again. I’m thinking this will be an awesome distraction for him when the new baby is here in the next couple weeks!
Hope you all had an awesome Christmas too.