IKEA Duktig Kitchen Hack – Fun and Colorful

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!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 –

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.

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A fun Ikea Duktig play kitchen makeover idea! I can't believe its so easy!

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.How to give a fun and colorful makeover to the Ikea Duktig kitchen

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Let’s talk about the hutch – all the parts of the hutch got painted separately before assembling in Rustoleum Sun Yellow.  I found the microwave keypad printable here and used mod podge to attach it. Bright and fun Ikea play kitchen hack!

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.I love this gorgeous Ikea play kitchen hack!

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.How to make a stone counter for Ikea play kitchen! Love this!

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 –

Love this!! Easy and simple colorful Children's Ikea Duktig play kitchen makeover or hack! # Ikeahacks #Kidsdecor

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  1. This is such a cute makeover! Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  2. Your kitchen hack looks fabulous, that blue is the perfect choice! I just love personalizing gifts for my little girl and love using their things as a creative outlet. 🙂

  3. The makeover look so colorful and inviting. Great job, and thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

    1. Thank you Rhonda!! It is fun create something colorful!

  4. Oh I love this! Thank you for sharing at Lets Party! I can’t wait to see what you will be sharing this week!

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