Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pretend Play: Wooden Refrigerator

We arrived back home after Christmas, and I had a MAJOR addiction to building....

Ana (at http://ana-white.com/2009/10/grace-playhouse-kitchen-improved-fridge_7836.html) had the plans for a wooden play refrigerator, so I knew that was the next thing I HAD to build for my daughter!

I followed Ana's plans exactly, with no trouble. I did enlist my husband's help one evening to hold the sides still while I nailed them into place (it's hard to do this ALONE and with a toddler). I sanded and painted the piece as you see it here. I painted the doors separately and my husband helped me add them to the front (once again, hard to do without help). I used cabinet pulls from Ikea as the door handles. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.)

I also printed out some color pictures from the internet and decoupaged them to the inside of the fridge. I wanted to give it a little "extra help".

Here is the finished fridge next to the play kitchen that my daughter got at Christmas.

I thought that the fridge was the EASIEST project to build! Ana's plans were VERY simple and easy to understand. :)

***I am NOT LIABLE for any plans featured here. Please take every precaution and use your own discretion to make sure these toys are safe for children to play with them.


  1. Where did you get the kitchen set in this picture? I'd love to build one like that for my daughter.

    Thanks, Heidi

  2. Hi Heidi!

    The wooden kitchen was a gift (last years model) from Target. This year, their kitchens are red and are a different "design". Kidkraft (google, Amazon) makes many wooden kitchens that are similar to this one in style and color. If I hadn't received the kitchen as a gift, I would have built one for my daughter using Ana's plans. I hope that somehow helps? Thanks for looking at the website! More things on the way.... ENJOY BUILDING!!!



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