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thixle
« Reply #60 on: January 14, 2007 09:34:35 AM »

This is absolutely awesome... I'm gathering parts to make my own right now!

Couple questions--
Did you use spray paint for plastics on the "stove burners"?  or does regular spray paint actually stick? I'd like to stencil on red coil burners...
And I didn't really understand that bit about the back splash. Do you mean you wished you had used one piece of wood for it instead of separating the stove and counter?

I can't wait to get this thing going, my daughter is going to love it!
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tamdoll
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2007 01:24:48 PM »

This is so awesome, what a fantastic job!
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« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2007 04:01:48 PM »

This is absolutely awesome... I'm gathering parts to make my own right now!

Couple questions--
Did you use spray paint for plastics on the "stove burners"?  or does regular spray paint actually stick? I'd like to stencil on red coil burners...
And I didn't really understand that bit about the back splash. Do you mean you wished you had used one piece of wood for it instead of separating the stove and counter?

I can't wait to get this thing going, my daughter is going to love it!


Yay - so glad you're making one!  I did use spray paint for plastics, as this is what was in my garage; I don't know if you have to use the special kind or not.  I love the idea of adding coils! 

In regards to the backing, I needed enough pressed board to cover 4' x 4'.  I bought two pieces that were each 2' x 4' and hung the pieces with the long side going horizontally.  Having two pieces made it very hard to do the contact paper just so - you will already have seams because most contact paper is not wide enough; using two pieces sort of aggravated this problem.  It seemed to work out since we hung the bottom piece a little higher to create the look of a backsplash.  I think it would have been easier to get one 4'x4' piece, contact paper the whole thing and just nail it to the back (instead of trying to line up two pieces perfectly).

I hope this helps!  Make sure you post pics so we can see what it looks like!!
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thixle
« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2007 08:38:41 AM »

In regards to the backing, I needed enough pressed board to cover 4' x 4'.  I bought two pieces that were each 2' x 4' and hung the pieces with the long side going horizontally.  Having two pieces made it very hard to do the contact paper just so - you will already have seams because most contact paper is not wide enough; using two pieces sort of aggravated this problem.  It seemed to work out since we hung the bottom piece a little higher to create the look of a backsplash.  I think it would have been easier to get one 4'x4' piece, contact paper the whole thing and just nail it to the back (instead of trying to line up two pieces perfectly).


Ok... the entire backing piece.  I thought you were talking about a completely different piece (the little rail thingy along the back right at the countertop level).  Completely makes sense now, thanks!
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brandnewday
« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2007 07:37:05 AM »

That is a fantastic idea! I'm sure that you can get an old entertainment center and the other supplies for way less than a nice wooden kitchen set premade.

AND...what's the fun in buying something premade!!
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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2007 08:23:26 AM »

i would have never thought that you can turn an entertainment center into a mini kitchen....you have a great imagination  Grin Grin
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weberly
« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2007 07:14:43 PM »

this is so well done, really beautiful, but my daughter has unfortunately outgrown this phase or i promise i'd be duplicating this to a T, now i need someone to show me how to do a barbie-house made from similar shelves.
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Kimberlina
« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2007 09:54:57 PM »

OMG!!!  I never ever post but that is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!

How creative- I just love it.  My daughter has a plastic   Roll Eyes kitchen already, but this is so great I may just make one for her.  I have a similar entertainment center in a closet upstairs- I bet she'd love it.  Now I just need to find a place to put it!!

Thanks for the inspiration!
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pamelamama
« Reply #68 on: January 16, 2007 10:04:21 PM »

excellent.
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Jennickell
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2007 11:09:20 AM »

I was just at a friends house and I noticed she had a similar entertainment center sitting outside under her car port, I sent her the link. I think this is the coolest thing ever (makes me wish I had girls to play kitchen with)
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