DIY- Cardboard box becomes a stove

Yesterday I was a guest on the largest swedish children Tv show, Bolibompa and I made a stove out of an old cardboard box. We painted it with chalkboard paint (I know -I’m addicted), decoraded it with old wallpaper (you can use gift wrap, drawings…)
The stove knobs was made of old buttons, wooden wheels and some wire.
I also made a hook out of an old spoon that I bent like the kid in Matrix.

The hot plates are made from old cork coasters.
They are also great if you paint them and put them on your wall – then the wall becomes like a huge dotted message board cause you can pin stuff on the cork dots!


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Jenny at Dos Family
February 21, 2011 at 13:27

Viola väckte mig den dagen och sa “mamma, mamma vakna “Dellas mamma är på Bolibompa!”

February 21, 2011 at 21:24

Great idea!!!! and nice realization !!!! …don’t worry …i have also something with chalkboard paint !!!! you are not alone… ;o))

Eva / Sycamore Street Press
February 22, 2011 at 05:26

What a great idea. Toy kitchens always seem to be so expensive… this is a great way of avoiding that!

Fröken Prickig
February 23, 2011 at 13:44

Vilken bra idé! Jag har jättemånga sen ett år då jag önskade mig sådana där underlägg och ALLA, mamma, pappa, mormor, farmor, svärmor hörsammade önskan. Jag har tretton stycken!! Ska göra en till hallen THANK YOU! Nu känns de inte överflödiga längre;)

February 23, 2011 at 18:53

Underbart smart idé!

Sofia “Bloggfia”
February 23, 2011 at 21:03

Hej Isabelle! Tänkte bara säga att du är en fröjd att se på i “Fixa rummet”! Du är så kul och cool och naturlig med barnen och ni fixar så fint. Hela familjen har bänkat sig!

Camila F.
February 24, 2011 at 17:03

That’s so cool and adorable! ♥

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March 7, 2011 at 18:20

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February 27, 2012 at 11:40

my daughter got a kitchen for her second birthday – a all plastic, superugly huge… thing. I will totally sell it on ebay and make one like this! great idea, as always isabelle!!