With all of the holiday doll treat making my daughters and I decided that the dollhouse was in need of a kitchen island. And since we are also huge fans of HGTV we decided that a “rustic farmhouse style” was the look we wanted for this kitchen island. Today I will share how to create this DIY dollhouse kitchen island that will have wood crates for shelving and a galvanized metal countertop. This will be a great space to store your doll dishes!
You will need: 8 ($1) wood crates from Michaels, 4 wood flower pots, a galvanized metal plaque – also found at michaels, 2 one inch “S” hooks, paint or stain of choice, wood glue, and glass glue.
The crates are 3×5″ http://www.michaels.com/10265099.html#q=crates&start=6
The galvanized tin plaque is 5.7×12″ http://www.michaels.com/artminds-tin-plaque-5.7inx12inx.1in/10409114.html#q=tin&pmpt=qualifying&sz=24&start=49
The flower pots are 1-15/16 x 1-3/4″ http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/1-15/16%22-x-1-3/4%22-Birch-Flower-Pots/p/21295
These wood crates are cheaper and therefore are not always exact in size. Since they will be glued together and need to be level I suggest stacking them up in the store to eye up their evenness. You don’t want to create a wobbly table. As below, stain or paint each crate separately. Use wood glue and glue backs and sides together. Glue together, all eight crates, at the same time, just in case you need to do a little leveling/maneuvering of the crates while glue is wet. Dry.
Stain or paint the flower pots and glue to bottom corners. Dry.
This is what your island will look like prior to counter top.
Remove twine rope from the tin plaque. Clean plaque. Since the galvanized tin is a slick surface I suggest using a glass glue such as Aleene’s for other epoxy glue. Place a dab of glue on each wood end and center.
Turn crates over and on top of the tin plaque. Eye up to center and even. Press down. Let dry. Since this piece of galvanized tin was an already made plaque, the edges are nice and smooth and the corners rounded; no sharp areas.
Once dry, turn back over. This is how your dollhouse island will look finished.
Make good use of those holes in the plaque! Place a one inch “S” hook in each.
Now hang your doll pot holders, cooking utensils, and towels!
Fill the shelves with your favorite doll dishes. I love the look of white dishes!
This dollhouse kitchen island is the perfect height and width for a dollhouse kitchen!
**The doll dishes pictured are mini ramekins from Pier1, Sur la Table, and Crate and Barrel.