Instead of dumping their busted, old entertainment center, a fine Craftserwoman and her hubby [...] transformed it into a play kitchen for about $40, not counting the cottage cheese:
...We measured just below the rim of the bowl, cut a hole, and placed the bowl in the hole - we didn't need glue or anything. Same thing for the faucet - measure, cut, and screw into place.Sam's Club sells buckets of cottage cheese in two sizes: gross [3 lbs] and disgustingly gross [5 lbs]. Even typing about that stuff makes my stomach churn. I'd rather pay $700 for the Pottery Barn Kids version--in hot pink, I don't care--than even have to think about 10 pounds of cottage cheese. Cool Whip lids, though, I'll be there for you 110%.
For the stove, we removed the glass door and covered the bottom part in the same silver contact paper. For the burners, we spray-painted plastic lids (sour cream lids for the small burners and large, Sam's size cottage cheese lids for the large burners) with a high-gloss black spraypaint. We screwed a flat-head screw through the middle to screw it into the wood...
Cribs-style kid's kitchen from an old entertainment center [craftser.org via dt reader christy]