Thursday, June 23, 2016

Children's Ice Cream Shop...


A week ago I got inspired. Mindi at "My Love 2 Create" made a sweet Frozen Treat Stand for her children. She repurposed a nightstand to create a darling toy that will undoubtedly serve her children for years. Mindi inspired me to create an Ice Cream Shop for our grandchildren. Most of them will be here in a week for a family reunion, and I thought a new toy like this might capture their attention for awhile. A couple of days ago I found this beauty...


I know. I know. I'll just bet you're all dying of jealousy, but this little wonder is all mine. I found her at a local thrift store for $6.99. I'm embarrassed to say that I talked them down to $5.  I'm cheap like that.


To make it into an Ice Cream Shop, I disassembled it. I'm going to make the back of the TV stand the front of the Ice Cream Shop, so the top and kick plate need to be turned around to face the other way and I need to mount a piece of 1/8" hardboard on the front of the ice cream stand (originally the back was open on this TV stand).

I chose these luscious creamy dreamy colors to paint the stand...

Behr "One to Remember"

Behr "Misty Isle"

Those colors remind me of peach and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Wish me luck in reassembling it and the decorating. I'm ridiculously excited about this project!


5 comments:

Tiffany said...

Lucky grandkids!

Mindi Carwin said...

Oh, this is going to be adorable!! What a perfect piece, seriously! Plus $5, nicely done! I can't wait to see how it turns out! I just posted my DIY Frozen treats and how I made the treat holders! Hugs!

Jenny said...

I can't wait to see it all finished!

Chris said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! Suzanne, I have seen these redone on Pinterest...absolutely adorable idea! I am looking forward to seeing your finished project!! You are such a neat grandma!!! :)

Gail Wilson said...

awww, great deal and so fun! Mindi inspires me too Suzanne!

gail