Monday, May 6, 2013

Just about the CUTEST DIY Kid’s Kitchen

I recently saw a friend of mine post some pictures her husband and her making their daughter a new play kitchen – DIY style.  I about DIED of cuteness once I saw the final kitchen!  I instantly asked her if I could share it on my blog and was so happy to be able to feature her.  Check out her daughter’s DIY’d play kitchen and all the amazing details they incorporated into it!

For my daughter Zoey’s first birthday, I knew I wanted to get her a kitchen. As I started looking, I was unimpressed with the options. If I was going to have something that large in my house, I needed it to at least look like it matched my style. I found one or two options that I liked, but with a price tag that just did not match my budget.
So, I found this idea on Pinterest (of course!) and decided what the heck, I’ll give it a try. I found a $30 TV stand for sale on Craigslist. It was the perfect height and size (dimensions) for Zoey.

Kids kitchen makeover 
Once I had the shell, it was all pretty easy from there. The TV stand we bought was made of particle board covered in laminate. We were able to easily sand it all off, and paint using Glidden True Turquoise. Once the paint dried, we painted MinWax Semigloss poly urethane over the paint for a longer lasting color.
sanding stage

I’d say the hardest part was building the oven and making sure it opened without falling on her toes. We used wires to suspend it off the floor when it opens (see photo below) and a pneumatic door closer.
oven door
oven door open
  We also found this Con-tact paper that gave the oven and fridge a “stainless” feel.
silver contact paper

The second hardest part was finding something that could work as a
faucet for her sink!
kitchen close up

The rest was just seeing how creative we could get and having fun with it!
kitchen details
kitchen burners
These are the pre-cut round wood discs from Michaels – spray painted and the burners hand painted on.

kitchen play food
kitchen back splash
I used paint chips to create her backsplash! We then covered it with plexi-glass that I got at Home Depot for $13.
At the end of the day, I think it’s the details that make it special. We made sure the knobs can turn, that there is a light to light up the counter, hand painted the burners, picked out the knobs especially for her, and added some flowers – because a girl always needs a fresh bouquet of flowers in the kitchen!
Kids kitchen

ADORABLE right??? I love all the amazing details they did everything from the awesome backsplash, the adorable turning knobs, the play food, and the perfect accessories!  My baby girl needs to grow up fast so I can copy make my own play kitchen for her Smile


  1. So stinkin' adorable! WAY cuter than the ugly plastic one we had. What a lucky little girl :)

  2. Too much cuteness! Love all the fun personal touches! Will def have to do this for our girls! Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Kristine -The Foley Fam {unedited}


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