Hello new jigsaw, you are awesome. I love my power tools!
Here is the bowl set it, just a little liquid nails and some time to set and there ya go!! Sorry, some of these pictures are upside down. Time people, time! ;)
I looked all over for a faucet. Did you know that faucets are pricey? I didn't want to spend more than $10-$15 on a faucet for a play kitchen. I headed to ReStore in Aberdeen to check it out (its awesome!) cue picture...
I could this little bute for $1!!! Can you believe it?? Anyways, I realized you had to have a special tool to drill holes for a faucet, so back to Home D I went. I learn all sorts of stuff while building these crazy things! I came home and again had way too much fun drilled the holes for it! Set it in there, and voila! Look at that thing!
Oh wait, before I set anything in anywhere, I primed, and painted. Then sanded. Then painted and sanded again. And again. This thing needed a few coats. I like to do thin coats, so that means more coats, more drying time, more waiting. THEN I set the sink and faucet in.
The doors were trickier. Well, just the one door. I put the left side back on how it came to me, but I wanted the right side to open like an oven. I bought about 6 different sets of hinges, none of which worked. I really wanted a spring hinge, something that would open an close softly, but none of the ones I found worked will the project. So, I just settled for regular hinges and a magnetic clasp. I may end up changing it because the door opens way too fast and scares Z a little, and his little toes are at risk until he learns how to open it slowly. I'll get there...Anyways, for now it works.
I bought some new hardware and got them on there. I blackboard painted the one side too. I need to get some kid friendly chalk to write on there, but for now he doesn't really care. Oh and I found a stick on backsplash from Lowes on clearance for $4, and the colors were peeerrrrfect! So I brought them home and got them up on the little strip I added to the back for a nice visual effect.
Finally I had to add some little touches. I found the "burners" and knobs at A.C. Moore. I painted them black and attached them with some screws, I love the effect!!! It's so cute!!
I used a chalkboard marker to draw on the details. It's sort of a white-silver color.
I added some details to the sides too. Those two little knobs on the side to hang things on...
And this little diddy for a dish towel (still need to buy one!)
He went right to it!!
Look at that smile. All the frustration and DIYing is worth it for THAT smile!
If I say, "Z go stir the spaghetti," that is his cue to go over to the kitchen. I have no idea how that started or how he even understands that?!?!