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You know those old entertainment centers that are now almost obsolete since they don't accommodate flat screen TVs very well? They make excellent kitchen sets with just a little bit of paint and creativity!


 
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Step 1:

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Took me a couple of weeks to find the perfect one on Craigslist. Was looking for space for the "oven" and "refrigerator". For the same price as others were attempting to ask for a particle wood one, I got one that was a litte bit more solid. Tad taller than what I was looking for but what sold me on it was the hidden "pantry"........ Read "storage"!!!

Step 2:

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Removed the cardboard backing and replaced with thin plywood.

Step 3:

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Select paint colors and paint. I kept the colors pretty basic, along with being more appropriate to resembling an actual kitchen. 

Silver oven door. Spray paint did not work well. Martha Stewart metallic paint worked really well.

Orange is her favorite color. Thought I'd throw it in somewhere, and where such a bright color could be hidden. This is the hidden pantry.

The black is chalkboard paint.

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Use a jigsaw to cut out the sink out. Drill for the faucet holes. 

Tile to set over night, mounted with liquid nails. Originally, I wanted to use the tile as a back splash but once I saw it inside the kitchen, it was much too tall. Not to waste good .25 tile, it became a decorative piece.
book_worm1 year ago
This is very creative and the cats seem to be enjoying it too! I love what you did to make this kitchen set :)
the0GRE1 year ago
This is really an awesome project of Dad to give to his daughter. GREAT JOB!
What a great idea. If my kids were a bit younger I would definitely be making them one.
Smart! Really, really smart!
Carleyy1 year ago
What lucky kids! Really great project!
That is awesome. make sure to anchor it to the wall. We have one of them plastic kitchens my wife got it used.
I like the faucets and sink.
d_duck1 year ago
A terrific project. I think it's something my grandkids would like.