We decided to undertake this project for our girls, and at the same time made two more for people my husband works with (figured if we were making one we could go ahead and make three and just do an assembly line).
This was a really fun project. It got a bit crazy doing the mass production, and I'm not certain I would undertake such a project at Christmas time again, but looking back I did enjoy the time in the garage with my husband.
Anyhow, the people we made it for at my husbands work wanted pink for their kitchen. We finished those first and here is what they turned out like.
|Here it is Christmas morning waiting for them|
We used wooden tires from HL for the knobs on the stove, and purchased the handles from Habitat for Humanity. They have the larger pulls at Ikea but unfortunately OKC does NOT have an Ikea yet....we used dog bowls for the sinks from Petco and we purchased the cheapest laundry faucet we could find at Home Depot for the sink faucet. They ran $17 each and was probably the priciest part of all the kitchen other than the wood. Others recommended Ebay for faucets, but I just couldn't find any that were not like $15 for shipping.
I sewed the sink skirt for my girls kitchen out of fabric scraps and my MIL sewed the other two (which turned out MUCH nicer than mine and unfortunately I didn't get a photo of those but they were SUPER cute). I also made pot holders to go with them and found small wooden spoons at the thrift store to give the girls. They also got TONS of food and kitchen misc items for Christmas to go with the kitchen. So far they have had a BLAST playing with it, and I'm really proud of how it turned out!
|The finished project in their room!|