|This is the solid wood night stand BEFORE|
Behind curtain front view.
I looked everywhere for a boy or gender neutral kitchen and couldn't seem to find one that fit "our" lifestyle, until I ran across this kitchen blog land and got inspired to make my own! I also saw this one along the way!
I knew that I didn't want to copy exactly what they did so I put my own little spin on it and made it a little more masculine.
I started off by sanding the entire nightstand and then cutting out the holes for the sink, faucet and knobs. Then I put a few coats of primer on it. Then I taped the top of the top of the night stand so I wouldn't get red paint on it. Then I painted about 3 different coats of red paint that I found in the "uh-oh" section of Walmart. I then painted the top white. I cut out 4" circles using my Cricut Expression out of black vinyl for the burners. The faucet I found at a junk store for 5 bucks and the knobs I found at our Habitat For Humanity store for .50 each! The sink is an old dog bowl that I got out of my sister-in-laws yard and cleaned it up! At first I was going to use a regular tension rod to hang the curtain but I decided against that because I knew how rough my son is and I didn't want to have to be putting it back up every 5 minutes, so I bought a tension rod that has brackets on it's ends from Family Dollar for $3. The robot material is from Hobby Lobby and I used a 40% off coupon so it was super cheap. I had enough material left over to make an apron and a pot holder to match.
My 2 year old son and 4 year old nephew play with it everyday!