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>> 9.26.2012

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Or not. Here's what I am talking about: When my parents were over visiting yesterday, we realized that we're running out of time to create Ada's play kitchen. It's what we plan to give her as her big gift for the holiday -- along with some play food.

My play kitchen was on of my favorite toys. We're hoping it's the same case for Ada. She already cooks with me all the time and seems to enjoy watching me mix together brownies and cookies.

Anyway, we had initially set out to build one from scratch. I saw this tutorial on Young House Love and thought -- I could do that! But then my mom found this possible diamond in the rough at a local thrift/antique store for $30.

It's solid wood and looks a lot like this one that sells for $200.

Here are some of my favorite DIY play kitchens. (I already posted an earthy one I like here.) Even though we won't be structurally creating one, we will be modifying. So, I'm looking a lot at the colors and the bells and whistles.

(via Kicsi Haz)

(via Annchen)

(via Dekorella)

(via BeerlalaBlog)

My hope is that the next time you see Ada's kitchen -- you won't recognize it. At all! We're going to pimp it out, making it bright, lively, and more interactive. But we have a long way to go!

Have you ever made or redone a kitchen for your little one? Share your links in the comments below!

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