Maison Blanche Debutante Pink Play Kitchen

Let's see now... I posted about plans to make a play kitchen back in March.

I included crazy cute ones from my Pinterest board for inspiration.

I had been stalking cast off entertainment centers and nightstands, but ultimately it needed to be compact in size, so nightstand won.

Plus I got a two'fer - two nightstands for a song.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

A certain 3 year old hovered around me while I took these photos, more than ready to do a little cooking in the summer shade.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen  #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

She was captivated by the tiny clay pot on the windowsill.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

I wanted this play kitchen to be a "cost next to nothing project", and thanks to Maison Blanche for supplying the paint I was able to meet that goal.

I knew just what colors it would become, using Maison Blanche Vintage no prep paint.

The creamiest Ivory white.... and Debutante, the perfect soft pink.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen  #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

I gathered some girly vintage looking things to contribute to the cause.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen  #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

The spice tin was in the back of the drawer that holds my foil and plastic wrap.

Faux wallpaper was easy to accomplish with Maison Blanche paint, if I messed up the lines, quick dry time meant I could just paint over it and still get my re-stripe done fast.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

I started with a pink metal bin that I picked up at a garage sale.  It was full of Easter grass, but the bin called to me saying, "I'm a sink".

A .97¢ sink strainer from WalMart gives it that sinky looky, don't you thinky?

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad
Someone updated their bathroom and put a heavy brass faucet in a free box, which was fine with me.

I painted the front of the kitchen with the Maison Blanche Debutante Pink, then did a wash of the Ivory over it for a worn, but not distressed look.

I finished the whole thing with clear wax.

I considered doing a glaze on this.  The Maison Blanche line includes glaze, but I have never used glaze before and I got cold feet, maybe next project.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

Oven knobs were also in a free box, only three of them, just enough for two front burners and an oven.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen  #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

Old wood dowels from the wood bin in the garage received a coat of shiny silver spray paint and became refrigerator and oven handles.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

A side chalkboard made with left over reflective mailbox letters keeps a grocery list organized for quick shopping trips around the yard.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

This little kitchen is the perfect spot for some fresh squeezed orange juice made with a little metal juicer, mostly because the kitchen princess is too young for tea in the summer.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

The kitchen princess ate that orange prop when photos were done.

Just a few fabric scraps - a bit of muslin, some old lace - were ripped and tied on a board for a no-sew valance.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen  #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

Next week I will give you the details of the nightstand to play kitchen conversion, show the before with the after of what a fine job Maison Blanche paint did, along with the oven, fridge and burner details.  Until then if you want to guess how much this budget makeover cost you can leave your guess in the comments.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen  #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

And that certain 3 year old?

Well she had a swim and a sandwich, while she wrapped me around her finger.

Recycled Nightstand Play Kitchen  #playkitchen #maisonblanchepaint  #paintedfurniture #ad

See the build transformation details for the pink play kitchen {HERE}.

Last month myself and the other Maison Blanche painting blogs used Navy paint and created wonderful projects for June.

I wonder what they have created for July?  

It's a surprise for me too, so make sure and stop in at each of the blogs listed below, because I know they've cooked up something special for you too!

Doreen from Hymns and Verses
 Refresh Restyle with Debbie
Karin of Art is Beauty
Bliss at Bliss Ranch

Cook something up with paint at: Maison Blanche Paint Company  and on their  Facebook.

Taking my dirty play dishes and linking them up at these parties:

Skip The Housework Saturdays @ReasonsToSkipTheHousework
The Scoop at @Confessions Of A Plate Addict
Show and Share @Coastal Charm 
Tweak It Tuesday @Cozy Little House 
Inspiration Monday @Refresh Restyle 
Project Inspired @CupcakesandCrinoline 
Fridays Unfolded @Nancherrow 
Friday's Five @DIYVintageChic
Weekend Re-Treat Party @AKADesign 
Frugal Friday @TheShabbyNest 
Wow Us Wednesdays @SavvySouthernStyle
Treasure Hunt Thursday @FromMyFrontPorchToYours 
Under $100 Linky Party @BeyondThePicketFence
The Best DIY Link Party @REDOUX
Inspire Me Please @LizMarie
Freedom Fridays @MyTurnForUs

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  1. Oh Bliss it is perfect, my daughter would adore it! Little miss is a cutie I get its not very hard at all her to wrap you around her fingers.

  2. this is the cutest!!!!! i love it! emmy has outgrown her kitchen i made several years back and it's time to part with it. :( sniff.

  3. Absolutely ADORABLE! I'm pinning...and showing this to my sister who has a 3 year old grand daughter!

  4. Your little play kitchen is just adorable, and your granddaughter too!!

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  6. When you told me what you had in mind.. I knew it was going to be super cute, but come-on!? You are killing me over here with the sheer level of awesome you create. Do you know that you just floor us with the stuff you come up with???


    (ps: I like my comments better without typos. smooches)

  7. OH MY WORD... GEEZE LOUISE there NOTHING you can't do? No wonder your grand wouldn't stop bugging you...If I was there I would have been bugging you too... She is very lucky to have an awesome Grandma that comes up with this INSANELY cool Kitchen.

  8. I think it cost $10.

    But it's priceless, just like you! I love clicking on your posts, YOU amaze me every time! Love every little inch of it and that pink sink is over the top!

  9. Holy crap, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! And that kid is pretty darn cute too. I am constantly stunned by what you come up with. I'm going with $14.43 for the total.

    Did I win??


  10. Please, please be my Grandma?
    Knowing you, I'm going with a cost of $4.77.
    What a little doll in her new kitchen!
    I am no longer surprised at your creations- jusy AMAZED.
    xo, T.

  11. Your creativity never ceases to AMAZE me! That cute kitchen is going to be the envy of little girls all over the net when they see this on Pinterest! In fact, I'm gonna pin it right now for future reference! I'm hoping that some day I have a granddaughter of my own to spoil with a little pink kitchen!

  12. I just love this! I want to be a kid again!
    I believe you spent around $11.00!

  13. Your granddaughter is so can tell she LOVES her sweet little kitchen...I would love it myself! You did a WONDERFUL job on it, Bliss!

  14. Can I be your granddaughter too? Love this so much!!!!!

  15. Oh Bliss! This is one fabulous piece and perfect for a kitchen princess who is wrapped around your little finger! I love that little scrappy valance and may steal your idea for my ever-so-tiny family room windows. You are so going to get the Grandma of the Year award!!!

  16. Oh my. Once again, you slay me. And you know what it is about this? (And the mud pie stand, too?) Is the level of detail. THAT'S what makes the difference between your projects and anyone else's similar project. Amazing. Ridiculously amazing. (I would love a grandchild. Can I have one of yours? Blonde is perfect.)

  17. I will wrap you around my finger for a play kitchen in pink just like that. how awesome is that. I bet your cutie pie loves coming over now to "cook". Have a wonderful weekend in the kitchen.

  18. How wonderfully precious! I've always wanted to make one of these. But alas, no one to make it for at this point - and I will gladly wait patiently. You've got just a hint of genius in those old bones Miss Bliss!

  19. What little girl wouldn't love that! You are truly gifted with your imagination! ;)

  20. You just blow me away with those projects. It's adorable and so full of delightful details. I'm going to check and see if I can get that brand of paint in Canada.

  21. This is even more fun than the mud pie station. I was a girlie girl, and I love the pink and teacups! The little girl is just precious!

  22. I would have sooo loved this when I was a child. I loved making dolls house furniture instead of playing with dolls, but my own kitchen, wow !
    Kirby said it perfectly, the detail is amazing.

  23. Just AWESOME Bliss. You are so darn creative. I know the precious granddaughter has you wrapped around one finger and Brawn around another. Great job ... everybody should be very proud.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  24. Is there no limit on your awesomeness?

  25. oh my gosh! that is so darling! :) Fabulous job Bliss!


  26. Blown away! This is so cute and the details are too much (this is nicer than my kitchen, lol) Love it!!

  27. I think you might have about $16.00 wrapped up in your adorable kitchen!

  28. I love the little kitchen you and Brawn created for your precious granddaughter! (who is absolutely adorable!) I won't guess since I'm reading backwards and already saw your other post. lol
    Debbie :)

  29. This is absolutely amazing! I want a kitchen like this for my house. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}. Pinning and you'll be one of my features next Monday...dag nab it this is cute!

  30. So lovely! It makes me want to be a kid all over again! Great job! :)

  31. It truly blows my mind the ideas you come up with. That is one very lucky three year old!

  32. SO cute!! You have a lucky little lady there

  33. Cutest thing ever!!!

  34. This is so adorable. It is imagination at its best. I love it. I will guess 15.00, only because you said you got the night stands for a song.
    It is priceless no matter how much. I love it. Blessings, Catherine

  35. Congrats! You will be featured on Friday’s Five Features over on DIY Vintage Chic. Stop by and grab yourself a button!

  36. This is just darling! You were so creative and resourceful with this project...I love everything about it!

  37. Oh.So.Cute! I saw this adorable project featured over at Savvy Southern Style blog. Congratulations!


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