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Play Kitchen Progress

by - Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I've been working on the play kitchen when ever I can get a spare moment. Its been such a fun project. I'm getting more comfortable with the power tools but I still have to say my favourite part is the decorating and accessorizing. With the base cabinet for the sink built, I could finally get into the fun stuff - picking handles and knobs and fabric.


We found this faucet at the Habitat ReStore. It was the perfect teeny tiny size and only cost $15. Score! For the handles, we made a trip to my favourite source for cabinet hardware - Lee Valley Tools. Lee Valley is a DIY dream store. Its full of all sorts of tools and gadgets and gear for woodworking and gardening. Their online catalogues are worth a look and you can order many things online and they deliver internationally.


We ended up picking this handle. It'll be used for the play stove door and the fridge door. I really love the vintagey look of the hardware. The rivets on the handles give a utilitarian look I quite like. We got these knobs for the dials on the stove, and we picked up this long handle to act as a rod for a dish towel on the side of the play sink.


And here is the fabric I picked. Its so yummy I could eat it up!! The fabrics are from the Meadowsweet 2 collection by Sandi Handerson for Michael Miller fabrics. I purchased a bundle of five 1/2 yard pieces and an extra yard from etsy seller freshsqueezedfabrics. I hope to sew a cover for the opening under the play sink, make coordinating tea towels, and maybe an apron for Chloe too! Pretty ambitious considering I haven't sewed anything in 5 years... and I'm not even sure where the sewing machine is... and if I did find it, I don't know if I could remember how to thread it! I guess power tools aren't the only things I need to practice with.

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13 comments

  1. Love it all - especially those fabrics! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  2. Those fabrics are so perfectly cheery! I'm so excited about your play kitchen, can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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  3. Oh, those fabrics are just dreamy.

    I also order my fabric through Etsy (since I'm in Canada too). I'll have to check out the site you mentioned.

    So far I've used Fabric Closet (Etsy) and The Sproutz Store (Etsy). Both were great.

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  4. How fun! Love the hardware fabric, perfect. I can't wait to see it all done.
    Bummer about your hubby being sick on vacation, but you found some great treasures to bring home.
    Londen

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  5. What wonderful colours and patterns for the fabric!

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  6. Its going to look wonderful! Well, once you have more practice with the tools and sewing machine :D, those fabrics are so pretty! Great find!

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  7. those fabrics are so fun! can't wait to see the finished product!!

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  8. Ahh! I CANNOT wait to see it. So inspiring! I have an old TV cabinet that I'm going to be turning into a play kitchen for Dmitri, hopefully in time for Christmas! = )

    Hope you show more photos soon!

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  9. Love the fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Take Care,
    Lisa

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  10. what a lucky little girl!

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  11. You are a DIY goddess. Can't wait to see it- maybe John and Chloe can have a cooking playdate (while you and I eat indulgent grown up food). Great colour palette- so whimsical and fun.

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  12. so pretty! lucky girl!

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  13. I love each and every one of these fabrics - and the hardware is so darn cute as well.

    Cannot wait to see the finished product!

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