Painting the doors was pretty easy, too. As depicted in the photo - I was able to use sample jars of paint for the entire project. This was a budget saver.
The shelves are "ready to assemble" affordable furniture made from wood grain pattern paper-wrapped MDF and cardboard. In order to paint it properly, I should have used primer. I didn't.
The first time I peeled away tape & it stuck - paint came off in giant sheets. *groan*
Painting the stove top, oven shelves, & trim was uneventful. Painting the under-the-sink shelf also went smoothly.
I used sour cream lids as guides for my "hot plates" on the stove top. They are the perfect size for little pots & pans.
The sink is a 2-quart stainless steel bowl from Wal-Mart & the faucet also came from Wal-Mart. I was impressed (and dismayed) how expensive faucets are. It's too bad we couldn't find a faucet second-hand; it would've been much cheaper!
We bought new cabinet handles to make the oven look more like an oven. We got these two at Lowe's for $2.00, I think. We contemplated getting a piano hinge to allow the oven to open like a real one. In the end, we decided to leave the door the way it was because of it's rectangular shape & difficulty in opening.
For Christmas, Jonah got lots of kitchen items and it's been a lot of fun to play "cooking" with him.
All in all, these two projects were successful and fun to do!
To see other DIY projects similar to these, check out this board on Pinterest.