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#61 of 147 Old 11-11-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Sistine Chapel of kitchens:

Step2 grand walk in kitchen. it is Amazing!
we have it and love it equally big and small people
works as theather, restaurant, buffet, kitchen.. you name it.
and kiddo can sit in it! feeling the space is amazing.


http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?...ItemId=147dd1b
I second the recommendation. My dd has this one at grandma's house (can you believe g-ma got this on sale for $50???). DD loves it. Quite frankly, I think she likes it better than the wooden one we got her, but she still plays with both. The only thing I don't like about this kitchen is that it is so large--but that may or may not matter depending upon how space you've got to work with. It is really a very nice plastic kitchen--tastefully done, cool but not loud sound effects, and very realistic.

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Sistine Chapel of kitchens:

Step2 grand walk in kitchen. it is Amazing!
we have it and love it equally big and small people
works as theather, restaurant, buffet, kitchen.. you name it.
and kiddo can sit in it! feeling the space is amazing.


http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?...ItemId=147dd1b
Wow! If I did plastic, that one would be a hands down winner. That is a very cool kitchen. I am not letting DS play with plastic for the most part, and something that large wouldn't fit in my apartment anyway, but that is very cool!

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I found these today while shopping for some new wooden food for dd's play kitchen, so I thought I'd share some more affordable wooden kitchen options all under $125:

Small, foldable kitchen ($35 with free shipping): http://www.landofnod.com/family.aspx...f=2142&pc=2893

The Fairies Kiln Strawberry oven ($109, but currently out of stock; includes great sliceable foods): http://www.thetoybakery.com/kitchen-...n/prod_53.html

(And, on the same site, this birthday cake that I'm drooling over: http://www.thetoybakery.com/kitchen-...e/prod_52.html )

Table-top kitchen set ($69; includes utensils and food): http://www.playkitchens.com/play-kit...rstkitchen.cfm

Small, table-top stove and oven plus sink (it's hard to find a table-top kitchen with a sink!) ($41): http://store.babycenter.com/product/...&ci_sku=211887

Haba cooker/play stove that attaches to countertop ($39): http://www.playkitchens.com/play-kit...rplaystove.cfm

Foldable table-top kitchen set that includes wooden pots/pans and food ($49.99):
http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...i_sku=11415228

Stand-up kitchen that includes stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, sink, and dry erase board ($84): http://www.kidsfurnituremart.com/pla...Kitchen_Island

Wooden cook-top play kitchen, featuring 3 burners and clock ($34): http://www.livingplaying.com/alx13.html

KidKraft full-sized pastel play kitchen, includes sink, oven, stove, refrigerator($ 119): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...46&refid=store

Retro-style kitchen with oven, sink, stove, wall-clock, and towel rack ($99): http://www.moolka.com/jzv/prod/23446...ker?p=YzE9MTk0 and one that's similar for $84: http://www.moolka.com/jzv/prod/5180/...ker?p=YzE9MTk0

I'm sure this one has been mentioned before, but it's an unbeatable deal for $99: http://www.moolka.com/jzv/prod/3358/...hen?p=YzE9MTk0

Apparently, I have too much time on my hands today!

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Might be my favorite next to the diy's and the camden rose simple hearth

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For those with natural kitchens, can you/did you paint them or is it supposed to be that natural color?

My decor is more on the contemporary side and these natural ones just wont fit in at all

And to those posting all the accessories, thanks! I am going end up in the poorhouse if I keep reading this thread
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Sistine Chapel of kitchens:

Step2 grand walk in kitchen. it is Amazing!
we have it and love it equally big and small people
works as theather, restaurant, buffet, kitchen.. you name it.
and kiddo can sit in it! feeling the space is amazing.


http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?...ItemId=147dd1b
I wish I had the room for that! This is when I wish I believed in the mcmansion (not that I could afford it)
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For those with natural kitchens, can you/did you paint them or is it supposed to be that natural color?

My decor is more on the contemporary side and these natural ones just wont fit in at all

And to those posting all the accessories, thanks! I am going end up in the poorhouse if I keep reading this thread

We're going to leave ours natural. I had oiled it with Danish oil, but it turned a yellow cast - so I've re-sanded the entire thing and am going to try a beeswax finish.

We have .....I'm not sure what you would call our style. You can see pics of our living room here:

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/HPIM1454.jpg
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It's a little different now - we've replaced the carpet with wood floors. We've put tile in the kitchen, and we have new furniture coming next week - but you get the idea. I think our natural kitchen, once done will look nice in our home.

I have seen wooden kitchens painted though - and they are super cute. Some of the mama's here have posted some of their diy kitchens that have been painted - and I think they started out as wood.

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^^ a nice natural kitchen would look lovely in your home. Your house/decor looks great. You have more of a traditional look. Your kitchen is delicious, with all those cabinets and recessed lighting!
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I love the one we made:

http://stukatneva.blogspot.com/
Wow! You have inspired me to make my own. Awesome job!
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Anyone know anything about this set from Hearth Song?

Also, please educate me on why it might be favorable to go with one that is all natural wood instead of colors. Is it to encourage more imagination?

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Haba cooker/play stove that attaches to countertop ($39): http://www.playkitchens.com/play-kit...rplaystove.cfm
I seem to love everything Haba makes, but this is so cool, and would be perfect for my son. Lately he just LOVES to be next to me in the kitchen copying everything I do (with his own pot or bowl on the counter). He would love this, but I can't bring myself to cough up the 40 bucks Maybe I'll make him something like this out of cardboard, lol.
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Anyone know anything about this set from Hearth Song?

Also, please educate me on why it might be favorable to go with one that is all natural wood instead of colors. Is it to encourage more imagination?
I'm not sure about other mamas, but my reasons for going natural are for a couple reasons.

1. I'm not always sure what is in the paint they use on the kitchens. (lead, etc).

2. My little one is rough on toys. With an all natural wood kitchen, if he bangs it up, I can sand it out and repair it easier than if paint chips off.

3. This is an investment piece for us. It sits in our living room with the rest of our furniture - I wanted it to blend in - aesthetically I like it better for our home.

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wow...awesome thread! dd is getting this one for christmas from her nana and papa. http://www.potterybarnkids.com/produ...n&cm%5Fsrc=SCH

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the natural wood ones...but its a gift, so no complaints here. i am working on finding food, dishes and accessories. i can't wait for christmas

ETA: dd will be 2 in jan, so i'm sure some of these things will be for birthday too
I have been looking at the PB Kids Kitchens do you mind sharing what made you decide on this model?

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Wow! You have inspired me to make my own. Awesome job!
Me too! So for those that made their own or even bought one I guess....how high are they off the ground? I am thinking of making one for my 2 year old but I also have a 6 year old who will love playing too and I am worried it will be too low.
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DD got the PB Pink Retro Kitchen for her birthday.

It's ooooh so outlandishly priced and yet utterly divine.

She got the pink because pink is my favorite color and my kitchen is actually pink too (no offense meant, but breast cancer is the best think to happen to kitchen appliances!) And since her kitchen is in my kitchen it was perfect.

We were only able to afford it because of the generosity of grandparents and other family members.

It's pure !
whats the quality like? im really loving the red one. if im gonna slpurge on a kitchen, might as well go all out, right? ive always loved the natural wooden ones, but the red one is calling out to me

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with the exception of putting beeswax on it.

We had to strip it down, sand it, replace all the hardware. Make new burners and a new faucet.

I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

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http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1353.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1354.jpg

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with the exception of putting beeswax on it.

We had to strip it down, sand it, replace all the hardware. Make new burners and a new faucet.

I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1350.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1353.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1354.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1355.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/DSC_1356.jpg

That is just beautiful! What a find!
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Just wanted to add one more kitchen. Well, two actually.

Last Sunday, I got the following kitchen for free at a toy swap. I was so excited, and was planning to give it to DS for Christmas. (It didn't come with the accessories, but that was no biggie)

http://www.livingplaying.com/alx13.html

Then, I found the following stove on my local Craigslist for $15!!!!!!! I was over the moon when they emailed me saying I could come pick it up. It is sitting in my car right now, and I just need to go get it and put it in the basement for Christmas! I am giving the little table top folding one to a friend as a Christmas gift.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004W1TH?...0&linkCode=asn

It isn't exactly what I was looking for, but it is in perfect condition. Not a scratch on it, and I was stunned at the price!

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Just wanted to add one more kitchen. Well, two actually.

Last Sunday, I got the following kitchen for free at a toy swap. I was so excited, and was planning to give it to DS for Christmas. (It didn't come with the accessories, but that was no biggie)

http://www.livingplaying.com/alx13.html

Then, I found the following stove on my local Craigslist for $15!!!!!!! I was over the moon when they emailed me saying I could come pick it up. It is sitting in my car right now, and I just need to go get it and put it in the basement for Christmas! I am giving the little table top folding one to a friend as a Christmas gift.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004W1TH?...0&linkCode=asn

It isn't exactly what I was looking for, but it is in perfect condition. Not a scratch on it, and I was stunned at the price!
You lucky duck! That stove is adorable. Isn't Craigslist great? I love scouring it for excellent finds.

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You lucky duck! That stove is adorable. Isn't Craigslist great? I love scouring it for excellent finds.
Yes! A friend suggested keeping the baby and kids stuff page open in a tab and just refreshing it whenever I thought about it, and I have found some fabulous stuff that way.

I also went to a local recycled good store and found a small frying pan and pot with a lid on it for $1.25 total to go with the stove for Christmas! Now to find some wood/metal plates and bowls, and maybe a few small utensils and DS will be completely set!

I am still hunting for a sink to go with the stove, but I feel like the stove part has more play value, so it is great for now!

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I think the next one has already been posted...but I'm trying to find this wall paper. Any ideas where to look?
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I was planning to make a set for ds, but I found a stove very similar to the stove in this photo on Craigslist--but with a only 2 burners and a sink on the other side (and no drawer at the bottom). I am pleased to have something remotely in common with this woman of exquisite taste, lol! That wallpaper is to. die. for.
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I was planning to make a set for ds, but I found a stove very similar to the stove in this photo on Craigslist--but with a only 2 burners and a sink on the other side (and no drawer at the bottom). I am pleased to have something remotely in common with this woman of exquisite taste, lol! That wallpaper is to. die. for.

I know it. The wall paper, the toys, the house. *sigh*

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I couldn't resist posting this $5 kitchen from ebay. Boy do I wish I lived in California! Would be such a steal!!

Or even this one in Colorado.

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this one is at a local 'home goods' store for $35
as well as this fridge for $60
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Someone posted information about wooden milk bottles - anyone know where I can find them?

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Someone posted information about wooden milk bottles - anyone know where I can find them?
My guess is that it is probably on the Comprehensive Play Kitchen Accessories thread. I'm sorry I don't have time right now to link it, but I bet if you search you can find it.

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This is a new find on Three Sisters Toys.

Wooden/pastel pink kitchen, $85

http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-11...tchenette.aspx

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