This Ikea Duktig Kitchen hack takes the plain Ikea kitchen and transforms it into a fun and colorful kids play kitchen with just a bit of paint and paper!
Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover
This Ikea Duktig kitchen hack is from my pre-blogging days so I apologize for the lack of in-process pictures but I will try my best to give you a sense of exactly how I did this!
The Duktig kitchen was actually a gift for my daughter’s 4th birthday. I love the functionality and the sturdiness of it, especially for the price. Of course, I couldn’t leave it plain and brown! It needed to be fun and whimsical. So I gave it a fun colorful makeover using paint and scrapbook paper.
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Paint colors and materials used –
- Rustoleum Titanium Silver
- Rustoleum Seaside
- Rustoleum Sun Yellow
- Krylon Make it Stone! in Charcoal Sand
- Clear acrylic
- Mod Podge
- Colorful scrapbook paper
- Spray Shelter (Optional but recommended)
How to makeover an Ikea Duktig kitchen-
If you don’t have access to Ikea, the Ikea Duktig play kitchen is also available on Amazon although it is a bit more expensive.
Before assembling the kitchen, the oven door, microwave door, faucet, sink and handles got a brushed stainless steel look. I used Rustoleum’s Titanium Silver for this.
Next, I assemble the base structure leaving out the doors and the countertop. The base structure and the bottom door got a coat of Rustoleum Seaside.
Before assembling the hutch, I figure out the exact location of the selves and used mod podge and colorful scrapbook paper to add “wallpaper” and shelving paper.
The Counter – I used Krylon Make it Stone! in Charcoal Sand to give it the stone texture. The key to using this stone effect spray paint to achieve a well-distributed texture is to use quick short bursts. I followed it with a few coats of clear acrylic to seal it in.
Yes, I used mostly spray paint because I didn’t own a paint sprayer at that time and with a 6-month-old on my hip, I didn’t have the patience to paint by hand.
I left all the parts out in the backyard to outgas for almost a whole week before bringing them in and assembling everything.
The kids love it and have been using it for almost 4 years now! The paint still looks brand new!
Play kitchen accessories shown –
- Stainless steel cookware and utensil set – find it at Ikea too.
- Coffee machine and toaster – a hand me down – similar set here.
- Plastic play food
- Plates and bowls – find it at Ikea too.
- Laugh and learn tea set
- Kids oven mitts – discontinued – Similar here
Check out my favorite play kitchen accessories –
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