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This Dad Built An Adorable Toy For His Son Out Of A Cheap Entertainment Center

OCTOBER 25, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

Andrew Hook knew exactly what to make for his son's second birthday. Every time he and his wife brought the kiddo to a science center or children's museum, his eyes would light up in the kitchen and cooking areas more than anywhere.

Hook set out to customize the perfect home version for his little cutie. However, after posting the finished product on Reddit, he received some harsh feedback from jerks who thought making a kitchen playset for a boy is somehow strange. But this dad shut them all down. As long as his son is happy, that's all that matters.

Besides, anyone with eyes should be able to see how totally awesome this project is.

Hook started with this used entertainment center he picked up for $20 at Goodwill.

He then removed all the doors and sanded off the varnish.

He used a large, cheap dog bowl for the base of the sink.

Then added holes for the stove and a faucet from a used home renovation store.

He removed the glass from the larger door and used plywood instead.

Then he painted everything with light green, gray, and white paint.

He used contact paper for the sink and black spray paint for the stove.

Then he covered the "burners" with plexiglass.

The coils inside are made of electroluminescent wire, which is controlled by the little switches on the backsplash.

Same inside the oven, where this yummy-looking toy pizza is being "cooked" to perfection.

The large door was covered with chalk paint while the smaller ones were used to complete the oven and sink.

His son was thrilled when he opened it up on the big day!

I have a feeling this little guy will be a great chef someday.

(source Reddit)

Anyone who can't see what an amazing gift this is from a father to his son clearly needs to get their priorities checked. Would you call Bobby Flay or Anthony Bourdain strange for loving to cook? Nope, I didn't think so. Then what makes someone think it's okay to say that about a two-year-old?

Personally, I hope those dummies get a nice dose of karma the next time they hit up a restaurant and the chef decides to add some "extra spice" to their meal.

 

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