Hubs took the lead on this project, and since most of it was done the two days before Christmas, I don't have any step-by-step photos or details for you. I do know he used a bunch of scrap wood to make doors for the fridge, freezer, pantry cabinet, and oven door, along with shelves. An old microwave rack became the oven rack. Here's a shot of it before paint.
The fridge/freezer and oven handles are from Ikea. The faucet is an old one from before our bathroom renovation with the pipes and loose pieces removed (the handle still twists!), and the sink is a small mixing bowl found in a scratch and dent sale at Williams-Sonoma. I painted the kitchen with primer and leftover interior latex paint. The fridge and freezer are bright white trim paint, even though they look gray in the picture below.
My favorite part of the whole kitchen is what hubs did with the oven! Check out the knob and buttons for our little one to push! They came from a broken space heater and are carefully super-glued in place.
The play kitchen now lives in our living room, and it's been a great way to occupy our toddler while I make dinner! She received this Melissa & Doug play food set, this Old El Paso food set, and this pot & pan set from Ikea as gifts to complete the kitchen.
It's been quite popular with our friends' young kids as well. All in all, a relatively easy to make gift that will hopefully be around for a long time!