Play Stove Makeover

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When I cleaned up the baseboards and door trim in the house I realized how amazing a wee coat of paint will do to make things feel and look (and smell) new again!

Today I took a long hard look at the play oven
we had in our playroom.

My father-in-law had made it when my husband was a little boy. It went through six children at that point and was stored for many years until we got it. It goes perfect with our kitchen sink. I love it!

Since it definitely was showing it’s age from years of play baking and cooking, I gave it a thorough sanding. The structure of the oven was sound but there were some nicks that needed some attention so little people don’t catch their hands and get splinters.

Also, a good wash down to rid the piece of sand dust and some of the musty smell is a must. 

A new coat of paint is going to make this baby shine!

I primed it and gave it one coat of oil paint. I decided to paint all the surfaces to give it a good clean up.

So far I haven’t painted the burners back on as we have a small portable burner I’ve put on it. I may decide to yet but for now it’s looking pretty and clean in the play kitchen area again. The musty smell has also disappeared!

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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