I bought this little wood kitchen at a yard sale when I was expecting Gigi . It had a really cute one before with sunflowers painted on it that belonged to Lily but we left it out in her clubhouse. It was made of particle board and sadly, it got warped. I could tell this solid wood toy stove was handmade so I bought it.
How I Did It
I sanded the piece lightly and removed the knobs and handles.
Then I spray painted the kitchen with pink satin spray paint with three coats.
I spray painted the burners and knobs with black spray paint.
When I was homeschooling I was using the Waldorf method. Although I couldn't follow all of their rules ( like no TV and not learning reading till second grade) I do love the toys that the schools recommend, like :
cute little handmade dolls, gnomes, little fairies, and wooden toys.
Waldorf dress up dolls from Bella Luna Toys.
A wooden doll house also from Belle Luna Toys.
The Waldorf method recommends giving children toys in their natural wooden state because the children can use their imaginations more.
So I left this wooden kitchen in its natural state but Gigi never did seem to notice it. I decided to paint it and now she loves it!
Seriously, which would you prefer?
I'll choose pink any day.
Now it's a fifties retro kitchen!
I think I will make Gigi a little housedress to wear when she plays with it.
I bought this adorable little girls housedress pattern from the forties recently. I tracked down a pattern in my size and also one in Lily's Size. I don't think my 16 year old would be caught dead in it. But wouldn't this style be adorable on little girls?