I have been busy working on a special play kitchen with a toy sink that I am building for some friends. Julio has been so drawn to it while I'm working on it, that I decided to make a simple version for him. I knew that I wanted to make it out of recycled furniture, and before long, I found this little treasure out on the curb:
Am I the only person in the world who could get excited over this piece of junk? When I saw it, I knew it was just perfect. I cut a few inches off of the legs and a hole for the sink, painted it blue, and outfitted it with some inexpensive plumbing pipes and a steam table pan.
I made some wooden knobs that are decorated with bottle caps. They were very simple, and they are nice and sturdy. (Let me know if you like these little knobs, and I'll give you a tutorial.)
I stuck a wire rack in there, but I may have to take it back every time I want to bake some real cookies. I thought the kids might want a door and more knobs for the oven, but I was happy to see them miming opening and closing the oven when they were pretending to bake. I'm going to wait and see how they play with it, and then I might add some more details later.
The only real problem with it is that now Julio believes that he can really wash his hands here. When I tell him to wash up for lunch, he refuses, saying, "I already did it in MY sink."