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How to Turn an Old Entertainment Center into a Play Kitchen

Toy kitchens can be very expensive. Save money by turning a popular (but inexpensive) 1980s piece of furniture into a personal kitchen for your budding little chefs.

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Susan Teare

Creative Playspace

To make a toy kitchen, you'll need: an old entertainment center; primer, white paint and a paintbrush; painter’s tape; a sander with medium-grit sandpaper; wood screws (various sizes); finish nails; hinges; metal hooks; a spring curtain rod; fabric or dishtowel; a used faucet; a metal mixing bowl with lip for the sink; 10 to 12 feet of black rope; a picture frame for window; silver spray paint; stove knobs; luan or plywood for refrigerator door, stove door and back; cabinet hardware; a drill and drill bits; a jigsaw; tape measure; scissors; and a hot glue gun.

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