Monday, July 30, 2012

Play Kitchen / Bread Box / Potato & Onion Bin

My husband got this from a client and snuck it in to the living room after I'd gone to bed.  I'm not sure if it was supposed to be a nice surprise or he was afraid I'd make him give it back.  It was dirty.  And not exactly my style.  But, lucky for him, I was in serious need of a project.  And I have a thing for wood cookstoves.

I know one day I'll probably love the yellowy tones and knotty patterns of this style, but right now, I don't.  Actually, after I scrubbed 40 years of smoke and grime off, it was kind of pretty.  

I was going to leave the lettering, stovetop, and drawer pulls natural and paint everything else white, but the font on the lettering was bothering me.  It didn't seem to match the era of cookstoves.  I decided it would look better in chrome, with matching hardware and handles, and a vintage aqua color paint. 

I left the cooktop and legs natural.  

It was very well built and I love the little chains on the cabinets.  

It turned out really cute!

The funny thing is we already have a potato/onion bin (that's the same ugly wood, except uglier) and a bread box.  Maybe now we can get rid of them...

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