I have been researching different designs for a toddler kitchen. People are so creative – I have seen some amazing designs out of old dressers, TV cabinets and even chairs!
I shared my ideas with my handy dad, and he brought the following: an old shelf with vertical (!) partitions, a very old bedside table and an old Ikea cutting board.
As I never like to pay for anything, especially when its DIY, I like to challenge myself to keep the costs to the minimum, so I ventured out on “one-of-those” scavenger hunts. Every Home Centre has a discounted section where they sell paints that were mixed but not purchased. You can get a good colour at half price. Out of some purples, creams and oranges, I liked a pine green hue best. In another department store, I also bought half a can of green chalk board paint, some white paint and some drawer handles which I planned to use for the hobs.
A short weekend plus valuable experience with power tools minus a few euros, and “ta-da!” – my toddler kitchen was completed! At least the “architectural” part, as I have to admit that I still needed the following: a metal bowl for the sink, a tap and drawer handles for cooker hobs.
Finally, I found the missing pieces. The tap is not exactly what I had in mind, I am still looking for something smaller and with personality (can you say that about a tap?), but for now, my daughter is happy, and that makes me happy. 🙂