Amelia's Play Kitchen

Submitted by Mskirko on Thu, 01/05/2012 - 09:07

A play kitchen stove and sink for my 1.5 year old daughter for Christmas!

This was my second woodworking project ever. It was VERY involved. It took me about 3-6 months of planning, ordering, buying, figuring out, and finally building the thing.

I used magnetic primer on most of it. Some magnets do stick to it, but I learned some very important lessons: Magnetic primer is MESSY and it doesn't sand very well, so when you paint it on, it should be done in the smoothest possible way in the smallest area. I primed with it using a roller and when I sanded it, got metal shaving dust EVERYWHERE (because the metal shavings in the primer keep it magnetic, obviously).

Made the curtain and matching towel. Next on the list: Matching apron and kids oven mitts!

Estimated Cost
$215
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Whatever was cheapest
Finish Used
2 coats of magnetic primer, primer, 3 coats of paint, 1 coat polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner