Sunday, July 11, 2010

Reis's Kitchen

Remember this picture? I mentioned last month that one of the projects I was working on was a play kitchen for my son Reis. Well I did manage to finish it in time for his first birthday party. See the result below:

Cost breakdown:
Original buffet: $40
Wood, hardware, burner knobs, hinges: $60
Paint: Free
Cork burners: Free
Sink: dog dish - $10
Faucet: From Habitat for Humanity's Restore - $5

Total: $115

This didn't end up being as "cheap" as I thought it would be. What hurt me the most was not having any scrap wood around. But in the end, I realized that the fact that I had made it for Reis with my own two hands was much more valuable.

We already have some renovations planned. A magnetic strip to hold his little spoons and spatulas, a rack inside the oven and a hook for a little apron.

Here is the little man in action.