Friday, January 7, 2011

10 Minute Kitchen...for FREE!

So Jackie was talking tonight about cooking a "big dinner" and a little play kitchen is something I've wanted to get the boys for awhile, but just never got around to it.

I've seen a lot of DIY kitchens online and have wanted to tackle a few.  Like this one.
But I'm a little intimidated.  Trying to turn an old dresser into a play kitchen...?  Nope.

But I heard about bin kitchens and have seen a few around bloggy land like this one.
I thought I could do that!  And I did.

I took the easy way out and pulled this puppy together for free in under 10 minutes...probably sooner if Jack would've stopped bugging me.

I already had an empty bin not in use.  I traced some circles out of construction paper and cut em out.  Four big ones for the burners, four small ones for the top knobs and 4 more small ones for the front knobs.
Then taped em all down with clear packing tape.  All done!

The hard part was figuring out what I could do without in my kitchen, so Jackie would have some stuff to cook in his kitchen.  

So even though this is a free project so far, I think we'll be heading up to the local thrift store this weekend to find some inexpensive cookware for the budding chef!




  1. What a lovely idea .. Loved going thru ur wonderful blog ...

    - Smita
    (fun food ideas for little ones )

  2. This is great! I love that you don't have to commit to something that will take up a ton of space and can reuse the bin for something else when he is on to the next thing:)

    Great idea:)

  3. What a great idea...boy girl you have found your much in one year...go girl! I hope you are all enjoying our little snow!!

  4. Cute! I'd love for you to come link up.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  5. I love this! Great Thrifty Idea! Thanks for linking up! :)

  6. This is SOO great! I'm thinking that the tote can hold all of the kitchen stuff inside too! I've seen so many play kitchens on blogs, but nothing that I had the patience for. This is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  7. I love this! My littlest guy will be ready for a play kitchen soon and this will be such a money saver! I'm thinking Christmas gift next year!

  8. Awesome. This would make a cool/inexpensive gift for upcoming birthdays.

  9. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! I featured your 10 minute kitchen on my blog this week. I'd love for you to stop buy and grab an "I was featured" button. :)

  10. I just wanted to shoot you a message that DIY Thrifty Thursday @ is back up and running! I've got a cleaning/organizing linky up now, and DIY Thrifty Thursday will be up Thursday. Hope to see you back there again! :)


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