Tweet I don’t know about you guys, but I have had just about enough cookies, treats, and butter-laden foods. It’s a good thing I decided to take a few days off the business because I’ve been busy digesting! These have been my main source of nutrition lately – on the left are candy cane marshmallows, and on the right are double chocolate truffles.
As promised, here are pictures of the AWESOME play kitchen that Santa refinished for the kiddos. Bridget has been making lots of cakes and Graham is so happy to have cabinets he’s actually allowed to open. Thank goodness they like it because it takes up half of our living room.
We took the doors off, sanded the whole thing, and spray painted it semi-gloss white. I painted the blue trim on the fridge, the double oven scene, and the cook top with acrylic craft paint and sprayed it down with sealer. The paper in the hutch is just scrapbook paper I Mod Podged on.
We found most of the stuff at our local Menards that went out of business a few months back. We even found a sheet of fake granite laminate, so the play kitchen even has swanky countertops! Kenny cut all the knobs using a hole saw and the hardware was super cheap. I think we probably spent about $75 total (the play kitchen was given to us when B’s preschool replaced theirs).
The kids weren’t the only spoiled ones – my keeper of a husband bought me an iPad! I was completely shocked and have been glued to the thing for days (except for Christmas day, when my mom hogged it all day to play Angry Birds). I’ve been playing around with some business apps, so sometime soon I’ll give you guys my recommendations. If you know of any good ones, let me know! I’m totally app-downloading-crazy right now!
Did you guys get anything ridiculously awesome? And please tell me I’m not the only one that hasn’t recuperated from Christmas yet!