A few weeks ago I went to a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and bought this cabinet. The nursing home was having a community yard sale and I kept walking past this cabinet thinking that they would be asking about $50 for it since it costs $79 at Lowes. After a few hours I finally asked how much they wanted for it and when they said $15 I said, “Sold!” They even put it in my car for me.
You should have seen the look on Mike’s face when I had him carry it into the house and told him it would be a kitchen for Caleb to play with. I had Mike cut the bottom off to make it shorter for Caleb’s height. Then he cut a piece of plywood and put it on the top. I painted it black like my stove and refrigerator and then painted coils on the top to look like a stove.
Glidden paint sells these little bottle of tester paints and the lid has a brush attached to it. It was the perfect color for the coils.
I tried to use the brush on the lid but it was too awkward and I had to bring out some of my brushes from my tolepainting days.
This is the finished product in his room.
In the top drawer I put a small frying pan and utensils that I had picked up at Goodwill for him. The plastic brown plates and bowls came from Goodwill too. I tried to find some little toy plates for him at Toys R Us but they were all pink and a little boy doesn’t really want to use pink plates. 🙂
The bottom part is his refrigerator. Mike added a little wire shelf on the door to hold his little bottles of pop and cartons of play milk and juice.
In the bottom I put a plastic container full of play food that we bought him at Toys R Us several weeks ago. He has been playing with each weekend and loves to pretend to cook.
He was in love with this last Saturday when we surprised him with it.