Saturday, January 02, 2010

We made a play kitchen


I had an idea of what I wanted and I sketched it out in the car on the way to Ikea. We picked up a bunch of stuff from the wonderful land of AS-IS and went to town. We spent a total of $68.04 (plus tax) and used up a lot of stuff that we had in the basement.

Mr. Lemon did all the building and I provided emotional support and detailing.

Many more photos in my flickr set. The descriptions and comments have more information as well.

7 comments:

Lizziepea said...

Can you come up here and make one for Calum please? He is in love with kitchens...you and the wonderful Mr. Lemon are so talented...SELL THEM!

LemonCadet said...

Yes. We'll be happy to come to freezing cold Canada to make you a play kitchen.

Glad you like it. It was fun to make and she still loves it.

iSew said...

I just told Nick about this. I love it! I always see them in stores and think I know I'd have given an arm for one of those as a kid.

LemonCadet said...

You should check out Ohdeedoh and Ikea Hacker. There is also an amazing flickr pool.

I don't think I had a play kitchen as a kid. But since Aaron bakes and Zadie loves to copy him, we had to do this.

Ali said...

you are the most adorable parents!!!! what lucky kids yours are to have parents who put the creativity & time into something instead of just heading to the local, overpriced toy store. :)

Tim Wiseman said...

This turned out FANTASTIC! Looks really nice... Can you tell me where you bought the 'hinge' for the oven? I am in the middle of making a play kitchen for my 2 year old - I haven't been so lucky to find a part like this.

Thanks!

Tim

Beth Lemon said...

I'm sorry, I thought I had replied to this already!

We got the hinge at Lowe's. My husband thinks he remembers it being called a friction hinge and was about 5$.

Let me know if you make one! I'd love to see it.