After weeks of diligent searching, I found a workable nightstand, which is now living in the in-laws garage next to their precious power tools. The nightstand has kind of a odd shape, but the price was right (only $5). My plan turn it into something beautiful like this:
Nightstand Play Kitchen by Vintage Songbird
(I love this one so much!)
I also dig this larger version using an old entertainment center. If I had the space in my apartment, it would be on.
Entertainment Center Play Kitchen by Sutton Grace
Lots of inspiration has turned up in the Play Kitchen Group on Flickr. Have you seen a nightstand-turned-play kitchen that I should know about? If so, please share!