Vintage Kitchen {Makeover}

My Mom picked up this Vintage Children's Play Kitchen Cabinet at an antique auction almost 4 years ago. 
My Dad was going to re-finish it and give it to my daughter for Christmas that year... 
Well he must have given up because I found it in his wood pile ready for demolition! 
I asked if I could have a go at it, and this is how it went.......
It was in pretty bad shape, not only were there a gazillion layers of paint on it, someone {my dad} had already tried stripping the paint off... unsuccessfully.

It was weird how the paint wouldn't strip off, it just got all bubbly and gooey and it seemed to make it adhere to the wood even more.
I have never seen anything like it. 
The old laminate was all cracked and had chips in it everywhere.
This picture was taken AFTER I had been sanding it, it was horrible to work with. 

1}I went through lots and lots of sandpaper! And I mean LOTS and LOTS!! ~Finally! All sanded and ready for paint!

2}First coat of cream paint {with help from my sweet hubs and lil darling}                        

3}I printed a few shapes on my cricut and used them to stencil these cute designs on to the cabinet. 

 I Mod Podged some scrapbook paper right on top of the ruined laminate counter top. 
~{after I cleaned/scraped it off really good first}~
I can't believe how perfect it matched the paint!
~~{P.S. My little doll has 'made tea' & spilled water, and they have held up great so far.}~~

All FINISHED!!!! I had nightmares about sandpaper for a while... ha! but it was so fun and SO rewarding! 
My little bean LOVES it!!!!

{I actually did this 2 years ago, but since I have pneumonia and can't do much, I thought I would share this with you}


Bridget said...

Hun you are so talented it's CRAZY!!! Cute makeover.

ErikaV said...

How adorable! I'm getting ready to revamp an old entertainment center into a kitchen for my daughter, so I imagine I'll be having the same sandpaper nightmares! Found you thru the Pomp Party :) Hope you get to feeling better! Have as good of a weekend as you can with pneumonia :(

Kristy said...

So lovely! I want to get a kitchen for my daughter, this is beautiful! If only I could find something like this :)

Christine said...

This piece is perfect!!! You did a fantastic job!!! The nightmares were totally worth it :)

Hope you'll check out my blog too :)

Crafty Sideup said...

Andy..found u via diydreamer..amazing post!!! OMG the v-day decor is totally over the moon. I'm sooo gonna come over and steal your lil piggy..and ur mailbox !!!!
Tell me are u for real..?following u anyways...lol... I mean who has that much patience to give old junk a second or a million chance?? Totally Andrea you are an inspiration to 'scrappy crafty' moms like me..I'm outta words here..
take care..keep inspiring..Big hugs .Babita.
P.S. Hide ur piggy from me!!!

Crafty Sideup said...

Oh..and hope u get well soon...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's darling- love your idea for the makeover. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! Following along!

Anna said...

This is awesome. It makes me itch all the more to try a furniture redo!


Peggy57 said...

How darling is that any little girl would love it! Great job and thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from Funky Junk Interiors.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Love the transformation! Your hard wrok paid off! The colors remind me of my parent's home in which the Kitchen had turqouise ( as it was called then , now aqua) appliances and counter tops!


Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

How adorable is that, and what a great transformation. You did a really great job. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

Serendipity and Spice said...

Wonderful transformation! Thanks for linking up to Manic Monday!

Brian, Michelle, Teagan and Isla said...

This is simply an amazing transformation! I so wanna give a go at my first furniture overhaul now! New follower and would love if you'd link this up at Teagan's Travels linky party. Tuesday's Destination: Inspiration going on now.


Thanks, Michelle

Anna said...

It looks amazing! Great job Andrea!


Maysem said...

LOVE it!! Especially love the scrapbook paper...I need to find some of that!

The Rooster and The Hen said...

What a total transformation, it looks so good! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

-Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Love this!! SO So cute!! Great makeover!

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your Kitchen today! Stop by and link up again today!