I discovered this great vanity bench at Goodwill back in the summer. I don’t understand how Goodwill prices their furniture. They are WAY too expensive for being in a second-hand store. Thankfully I was there on 50% off day. It was still too much, but I had visions of grandeur in my head for a play kitchen for Nora.
For several months I gathered the pieces as I found them…. kitchen sink… stove burners… flower hooks. I sanded and painted and sanded and painted. I added a shelf on the support bars underneath, perfect for dishes and cups. Then I was browsing play kitchens on google and came across several kitchens that had ruffle curtains! Oh my word. How adorable. So, back to the craft store for darling fabric. I originally planned to put the curtains on dowels, but then I couldn’t figure out how to make them sturdy enough for a vigorous seven-year-old cook. I ended up putting a strip of wood over the top edge of the fabric and hammering tiny nails all the way across. Hopefully it will hold through many days of cooking and baking and washing dishes.
Nora loves it, but she did tell me that it is a little too short for her. She seems to be managing just fine!