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Taryn @ Design, Dining and Diapers says
This is too cute!!!! I absolutely love what you did. It’s perfect.
Thank you so much! And thanks for dropping by. I really appreciate it!
Cheryl Erpelding says
This is amazing! I am a pre-school teacher and I would love to make something like this! Can you give me an idea of the total cost?
Thank you! Way more than I would have liked for it to. Around $500. We were in a time crunch though. If I had to it do over, with more time, I would have thrifted more of the pieces we used. Also, we usually have materials left over from other projects but when we did this we didn’t have anything on had that worked. While I feel like this was money very well spent, it is a HUGE kitchen, you could definitely recreate this for less. Plus, it’ll essentially last forever!
Jamie, this play kitchen is out of this world fantastic! It makes me wish my girl was little again.
Thank you Sharon! It kind of makes me wish I had a little girl! 😉
Dixie @RealPlanz says
It looks amazing! The post and the photos loaded quickly!
Thank you Dixie and thank you for letting me know the photos load quickly. I know there were a lot! 😉
WOW! You seriously rocked it on this one! I see entertainment centers like this sitting in people’s driveways waiting for the trash or at Goodwill for next to nothing. I’ve always thought they’d make amazing little kitchens, but my girls are too old (in fact, we just sold the kitchen I built for them) and nobody’s ever asked me to build one for them. Yours is absolutely fantastic! I love all the details, the lights, the colors. It’s beautiful. What a fun project!
Marcy @ day2day SuperMom says
Does that go?!!! HA!!! It turned out just adorable. All your little sweet touches made it just perfect! Great job =)
I LOVE this! Gotta share 🙂
Thank you Angela and thank you for sharing!
Debbie Wyler says
This is beautiful!!!! I have had an old entertainment center sitting in my garage for two years now with the intention of doing this to it. I’m too scared and overwhelmed to even begin. Too bad I can’t commission you to do it. 🙂 You did a fabulous job!!!
outstanding x a true labour of love 🙂 x
Atta Girl Amy says
Jamie, your talent just blows me away. This is the most awesome play kitchen ever (I want one!) and it’s obvious you poured lots of love into it. This is going to be a family heirloom. Sophia’s grandkids will be playing with this. Gotta pin and gotta share this!
Wow! What an amazing compliment. Thank you so much Amy!
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This is so awesome! I’m sure your daughter will enjoy it for many hours!
(Glad to see your comments have been fixed. Your blog looks great btw)
Sherry Fisher says
All I can say is WOW, This has got to be the best repurposing job I have ever seen. What an endeavor from a loving aunt. Our daycare kids would absolutely live this!
Gloria @ glutenfreepoodlehome says
This is so awesome and beautiful! You did a great job, you should be proud. I have seen kitchens made from these TV cabinets before bu the decor of yours puts it above and beyond any others. Good job Auntie!
Thank so much!
Melissa Leach says
A true labor of love! Well done. The photos are perfect.
Feral Turtle says
This is fantastic. I bet you are her most favorite Auntie Jamie in the whole world! I can see a workshop for a little boy built the same way! A job well done and such great detail! Cheers…..pinned!
Definitely have to get to work on something for the boys next! Thank you!
Barbara Turner says
This is absolutely PRECIOUS! I LOVE the colors, the styling, all the nuances! You NAILED it! She adores her new KITCHEN! I have a 2 1/2 yr. old Granddaughter and she would absolutely go crazy over this! Stunning job!
Thank you SO much!
Oh My Gosh! This is just the cutest and sweetest thing I’ve ever seen! LOVE IT! What a great auntie you are! I’m sure she will never ever forget this ever! 😀
Sheila Moore says
I love this! My son and his wife are expecting my first grandbaby in August and it’s a girl. So I will be on the look out for a cabinet like this to transform for her. Thank you so much for the tutorial.
Becky Demarco says
Jamie, you are such a clever girl!!! I believe that your little niece will be using her imagination
in that perfection of a kitchen….you always inspire me and this one is just too, too awesome! (I had no probs with the upload…and it would have just been wrong to leave any of them out) The Kitchen and your companion dress up wardrobe is sure to boost many a child’s best memories of childhood!
Well this is just the best comment ever! Thank you so much!
I’ve been going through your blog the last hour and I’m addicted! I need to finally sit down and start some of my projects. I have a list a mile long. Thanks for the inspiration! Amazing work!
Oh yay! I’m glad to hear that! I always have a project list a mile long, too. Thank you!
Julie Shearer says
Wow!!!! I know you have made ” auntie of the year”! This is so incredibley awesome!! I love all of the pictures.
I have recently started refinishing old furniture I hope to get to this level … Someday. Lol
Thanks for sharing so much useful information. I’m hooked on your blog, love it here! Keep up the Fabulous work!
Hugs from Illinois, Julie
Aww Julie! Thank you so much. I am glad you love it here and hope you keep coming back. I’m glad to have you here!
Cristin @ Eve of Reduction says
OMG! Amazing. I think every kitchen needs a mail station like that one!!
Haha Me too! Thanks!
Elizabeth LIppincott says
Forget Aunt of the Year. You MOST certainly MUST be AUNT OF THE LIFETIME!!! This project is just amazing, unbelievable, whimsical, fanciful, and so generous of you! I wish my kitchen was so perfect! : ) LOVE every bit of it!
How sweet of you! Thanks so much Elizabeth!
You are amazing! I happened across this through another blog. So imaginative and beautiful to look at. Thank you for posting all of the details and the number of pictures is great.
Oh yay! Thanks so much! I would love to know who sent you this way so that I can thank them. So glad to have you here and appreciate your taking the time to comment. Thank you!
It was through the In My Own Style blog. I believe you may have participated in a DIY party on her blog.
Oh thank you for coming back and letting me know! I’m glad you found your way here!
Awesome job! My question is did you prime it first? Was the center solid wood? And lastly did you add a protective finish? I so want to make one!
Yes I did prime and seal it and yes the entertainment center was solid wood. Thank you!
This is so awesome. We have just started a similar project so I have a few questions. Did you cut the existing doors down so that you could divide one side into a fridge and freezer? If so did you have to add an extra panel into the frame?
Did you just use regular wrapping paper for the wall paper and just glue it down?
Hi & thank you! I did use regular wrapping paper and decoupage to affix. There were no existing doors for the sides so we built these from scratch. I do have a follow up post on this kitchen that will definitely help with any questions you may have. You can find it here: https://www.southernrevivals.com/2014/04/get-look-entertainment-center-play-kitchen.html
This is just adorable! We are in the process of making one for our 2 year old daughter right now. This was such an inspiration thank you! My question is where did you get the wood pieces for the stove? And did you use regular wrapping paper for the w
I used small round wooden plaques that I got from Hobby Lobby for the burners and I used regular wrapping paper but the nice, sturdy kind. Thanks!
Vicky Davis says
Well, I think it is absolutely fabulous. See these all the time at Goodwill and think (or don’t think, as the case may be) ” Who will buy one of those?” I hope I will begin to see all things differently now. Awesome job. Have a 19 month old granddaughter. I think she may just need one of these before too long.
Thank you Vicky! I think your granddaughter may need one, too! 😉
Hi Jamie – I just stumbled on this today – what an incredible project! I have about eight months to play with before my daughter turns two and good access to hardware thrifting, so I might just have to do this for her birthday. Could you please tell me a bit more about the lights you used? Where did you get them, and are they battery-operated or hard wired? Are the switches on the lights themselves or somewhere else in the kitchen that I don’t see? Thanks so much!
Some a battery operated, another is plug in. You can get the all the details in this follow up post: https://www.southernrevivals.com/2014/04/get-look-entertainment-center-play-kitchen.html
Love this! Fantastic job with the colors. I’m in the process of making one for my daughter and would love to know a couple of the supplies you used… What thickness is the back (I’m assuming it’s plywood)? What material did you use as the metal inset for the fridge door? Is the main ceiling fixture a pop-on light as well, or does it have a switch? Thanks for sharing, and personally I loved all the pictures- I’m such a visual person!
Hi Bridget! Thanks so much! You’ll find all that info and more in the follow up post here: https://www.southernrevivals.com/2014/04/get-look-entertainment-center-play-kitchen.html
Sarah Louise says
O my goodness! This is SO adorable! Too bad I just bought one for my daughter this Christmas! O well, the one I got is still adorable. But this is a fantastic idea! Love it 🙂
Thanks so much, Sarah!
Pat Strothman says
You are a Genius!!!! SO CUTE
Thank you so much!
This is amazing! You used wrapping paper for the wall paper, how did you stick it to the wall?
Thank you! I used Mod Podge to apply the paper and then another layer of Mod Podge to seal it. It’s not much different than wallpaper!