Monday, 5 March 2012

Make a Children's Kitchen Cabinet using a Wooden Fire Hydrant Box

Creative Ideas:

Recently as I was driving through a town near where I live, I saw that a business was giving away these lovely old wooden fire hydrant boxes! So of course I had to stop and pick one up!

As soon as I saw them I thought they'd be perfect as a little kitchen cabinet for a child's kitchen.

So, I simply put some shelves in it using a few bits of pine, painted it and added some cup hooks. And now it is being put to use every day in my daughter Poppy's little pretend kitchen!

I forgot to take a proper 'before' photo... so here's the cabinet with the shelves already in it and also with the door knob put on.

This is how the shelves were installed (above). I had planned to do the shelf installing myself with brackets... but I had a builder at my house doing a couple of other jobs, so I cheated and asked him to do it for me. Nevertheless, it would be reasonably easy to do yourself using small steel brackets.

And then the final job was to add a few cup hooks so that the cabinet really looks like a proper kitchen shelf!

Happy making!


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