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31  refinished kids play kitchen in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by sugarbeth on: May 12, 2006 03:32:56 PM
I bought this kitchen off of craigslist for $50 last month. In retrospect, it was a bigger project than I really had time for, as the kitchen was in such poor condition. Sorry, no before pics! But it was burgundy with horribly stenciled yellow accents, the doors didn't shut all the way, the linoleum on the counter was peeling off, it was filthy, and it smelled FUNKY.

But lots of sanding and spray paint and a new stainless sink ($6 bowl from Target) later:

I made the counters looks like granite by splattering varying shades of grey and white over black.  Grin

Now I just need to stock up on play food. Smiley
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32  My daughter's girly room (lots of pics) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by sugarbeth on: May 12, 2006 03:22:42 PM
My daughter's room doesn't have the "shock and awe" value of my son's room, but it's still cute. Smiley

I was copying a room setup from a Pottery Barn catalog. They were selling an aqua butterfly comforter, but it was "dry clean only" and who the heck buys "dry clean only" for a child, anyway?? So I made her a comforter with appliqued butterflies. The "curtains" on her canopy bed are from IKEA, split in half vertically.

Her pink curtains are simply two panels with ties that I made, and then hung them up on drawer pulls screwed into the wall above her window.

Her ceiling has clouds painted on it, some in whimsical shapes, and her name is up there as well.

To make her dutch door, I ordered a prehung regular door, but told them not to drill for the knob. That way, I could move the knob location a little bit once the door was cut in two. Before I cut the door, I added a fourth hinge. After the door was cut, I needed to close off the cut edges (the door is hollow), so I used a thin wood strip and glued and nailed it on. Then I took a thicker wood strip and attached that to the top edge to cover the gap when the door is closed. I bought the dutch door latch online. The conversion was a serious PITA, it's not something I would recommend! ha ha! But it looks way cool.

While I'm at it, here's a little table I painted for her way back:
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33  Re: My son's constellation room (lots of pics!) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by sugarbeth on: May 12, 2006 11:18:44 AM

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34  My son's constellation room (lots of pics!) in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by sugarbeth on: May 12, 2006 11:17:55 AM
Hi, I'm Beth, and I really need to come visit this forum more. I was just complaining to myself that I don't know anybody who likes to do the same stuff that I do, so I think this is where I need to be!

I recently completed my son's room. I'll post pics first, then come back and give the rundown...

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