Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pretend Play: Wooden Pie Hutch

Once again, we depart on a journey of loving creation!!

I saw the newest kid's design on Ana's blog and knew that I HAD TO BUILD THIS!! We need more storage and "counter space" for my budding chef.

Simply gather your wood:

Overall this was a VERY easy build, but it was time consuming with the curved cuts that needed to be made and then sanded before finishing.

Once the curves were cut out and sanded, I had the piece nailed together within 10 minutes:

I made sure to fill all holes and knots with putty and sanded well before I painted it white.
(I use Behr Polar Bear in Semi Gloss.)

I then carefully painted the "back" pink. Looking back, this would have been A LOT EASIER if I would have painted the back FIRST, and THEN nailed it on! HELLO, DUH! I was having a moment of "I just need to get this done before we go on vacation..."! (I used Lowes Valspar Polka Pink in Satin.)

At this point, there was NO HOLDING HER daughter wanted to play with this NOW! I turned the fan on and let it blow FULL BLAST on the piece during my daughter's nap. It dried surprisingly FAST. She helped me load it up and arrange all of her canned goods! (Yes, she LOVES these cans and we make more every "can" chance we get!)

***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. Oh my goodness! I love your blog! your so awesome at all the things you have built with Ana's plans but made your own too! I can' wait to build all of this stuff! The pie hutch is so adorable! I have it on my to-do list! Along with the fridge and stove and all of thee above! I'm so excited now! Thank you soo much for doing this! Are there any tools that you recommend me getting to do some of these projects? Keep up the awesome work. I will be checking in often! I deff. cant wait for the wooden doll house n up coming projects! :)
    Karin Marie

  2. oh P.S I so want to build this in a big girl size! I love hutches but they are so expensive!

  3. Karin Marie - Thank you for the really kind comments!! I LOVE building with Ana...she is an inspiration to SO MANY people! I thought the fridge was the EASIEST thing to build, followed closely buy the kid-sized pie hutch. Did you see the dishwasher and washing machine? My daughter LOVES those! I use a HAND SAW (burns calories), and corded power drill, and a Bostitch 16 guage Air-Nailer. Don't forget things like fine grit sand paper, 1" and 2" screws, a counter-sink bit, wood putty, and wood glue. Maybe I should do a post?? As for the adult size pie hutch....I think it's very likely that Ana will eventually tackle one of those! I hope you enjoy the blog! Kristi


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