Some time ago I was wandering through the thrift store and spotted this. I was a little too excited to see it sitting there. I've been saving it back for a while, waiting for the "right time" to get it out and set it up. Then yesterday I thought, "Every day it spends sitting on that shelf is another day that it doesn't get used." And well, what's the point of that? So last night I pulled out the box and got to work on the assembly. And let me tell you... there was definitely some assembly required. The dang thing took me most of the evening to put together, and when I was done... there were, um, a few screws and pegs left over. I'm sure they were extras, right? I mean, it really does seem sturdy. So let's just pray it's all good.
Did you happen to notice the $80.00 price tag on the Target site? Well, get this... my price? $20.00. All because the back corner of the countertop was a little crunched. You can't see it at all from the front.
Zachy is ecstatic with it. He's been baking cookies all day, and saying, "Mommy, I really, really need you to make me some cooker clothes." In English... a chef's hat and apron. So I'm sure I'll have that to show you soon.
In related news, I also picked up this hand-carved walnut fruit set at another thrift store, for so cheap. I would have paid more than that just for the bowl. It's going into the play food, as I'm trying to have better quality items for him to "cook" with. I'm thinking about painting them... not sure yet. I'm definitely going to ditch the plastic top on the pineapple and make a fabric, less abrasive top for it. Here's what I'm keeping from the set:
I have two extra bunches of grapes, an apple, and a pear that we don't need. Anyone interested? Just mention in your comments that you'd like them, and I'll draw a name tomorrow evening. Here they are: