I remember seeing a few DIY play kitchens around the blog world back in the days before Pinterest, and I immediately knew it was something I wanted to do. Luckily, my husband is quite handy, so he was able to help me make it happen.
We visited a nearby thrift store a couple of times, and eventually found this TV stand. E picked it out and thought it would be a good choice because it would fit well in our kitchen and it came with a shelf that could be used as an oven door.
We picked out hardware for the play kitchen at Menard's. They only had basic colors, so I spray painted everything pink. We used some other wood pieced from Michael's to make knobs and buttons for the oven. E attached the extra shelf that came with the TV stand and an extra railing piece from our deck to make the oven. I used the grey paint to add an oven window.
We were able to finish up (most) of the play kitchen to give to the girls as a joint Christmas gift last year. We told family members that they were getting it so others got them play food and other kitchen accessories. The play kitchen has been a big hit with the girls! We have it in our kitchen so the girls can play while I'm making dinner. Little J especially likes to mimic what Mommy's doing.