The kiddos kitchen has taken on such a personality of it’s own and has certainly been an ongoing project. I finally came to the realization that it will never be complete and I should just go ahead and share what we have done so far. Even now there are 2-3 things on my to-do list to add and tweak.
We decided on the IKEA DUKTIG play kitchen because of its simplicity. It was also somewhat of a blank canvas and allowed us to make some personalizations which is always my favorite part about home decor.
I used vinyl for both the cafe sign and to add some buttons to the microwave.
For a little more storage we added a set of the PLUGGIS bins, a few bins, baskets, and 3M hooks.
Creating a pantry and fridge were probably my favorite part of this project. We went through about 5 different options before visiting the actual kitchen section of IKEA. We decided on two of their SEKTION wall cabinets (12 x 14 3/4 x 30) and the CAPITA legs. For the fridge we found the GREVSTA stainless steel door (12×30) and a . Rob got a nice piece of birch from Home Depot that he sanded and added a few coats of polyurethane for the top.
A PLUGGIS recycle bin make a perfect ice box for all their frozen goodies. I had been on the hunt for a cash register but wanted to also keep it pretty simple. I loved how simple yet functional the DUKTIG toy cash register was. I may have even used it from time to time when I couldn’t find my calculator 🙂
The menu board was an easy under $5 project using foam core from the dollar store, a paint pen, and some string.
I had found some adorable wire trays at one of my favorite thrift stores and was waiting for the right project to use them. IKEA has plush cupcakes, GRATTIS, in their kids section that fit perfectly and were a great addition to the kiddos bakery.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a little tour of the kiddos play kitchen project. I am working on the final edits of their playroom tour to share with you all later this week!