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This IKEA Play Kitchen Hack Uses “Marble”

IKEA play kitchen hack
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Have little ones that like to “assist” within the kitchen? Give your tiny cooks their very own cooking area to get inventive and whip up some gourmand concoctions. We love the DUKTIG play kitchen from IKEA as a result of it is simply so darn hackable and simply tucks into the nook of a room. Drawing inspo from this beautiful area by deVOL (they know a factor or two about kitchen design), we started working making ours over with of-the-moment greige cabinetry, marble counter tops with dramatic veining, and a dreamy slab backsplash. Paired with brass and leather-based accents, we will not assist however need to cook dinner alongside our budding foodies on this small however trendy kitchen!

DUKTIG play kitchen hack
credit score: Trisha Sprouse
IKEA kids kitchen hack
credit score: Trisha Sprouse


  • DUKTIG play kitchen
  • Medium-grit sandpaper
  • Clear material
  • Painter’s tape
  • Newspaper
  • Chalk paint (we used these oat and linen colours)
  • Flat paintbrush or foam curler brush
  • Brass spray paint
  • White spray paint
  • Clear protecting topcoat
  • Marble contact paper
  • Utility knife
  • Bank card or scraping instrument
  • Foam or thick poster board
  • Gorilla glue
  • Powder drill
  • Brass & frosted glass drawer pull, 5 1/16 inch
  • Brass cupboard knobs, 1 3/16 inch, (4)
  • Leather-based cupboard pulls, 6 inch, (2)

Step 1

If you have not already assembled your play kitchen, it is best to color earlier than meeting. If yours is already assembled, take away the doorways, sink, and range to make portray simpler.

Use the meeting information to establish the entire items you need to paint, and begin by sanding them down, vigorously sufficient to take away the shiny sheen. This may assist the paint adhere higher and stop chipping or peeling sooner or later. Wipe off any sanding mud with a clear material.

Sanding doors
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Step 2

Tape off the doorways with newspaper to guard them from paint. Paint the cupboards and doorways in your required paint colours. We used chalk paint (oat on the underside and linen on the highest) as a result of it has glorious adhesion, significantly to the tremendous shiny surfaces that IKEA is understood for. (Pssst … have you ever seen our complete chalk paint information?) We used a flat paintbrush, however a foam curler would give a smoother end. You may get the very best outcomes by portray a number of skinny coats, permitting at the least 30 minutes of drying time between coats.

Painting cabinetry
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Step 3

Whereas the paint is drying on the cupboards and doorways, spray paint the sink (we used white), in addition to the tap, rod, and hooks (we used brass). We additionally painted the metallic play kitchen utensils brass, too. Portray a number of mild coats works finest to forestall drips and streaks.

Sink, faucet and hardware spray painted
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Step 4

As soon as the entire painted items have dried completely (ideally in a single day), it is extremely really helpful that you just seal all of that painted goodness in with a clear protecting topcoat. Significantly, with the quantity of exercise these items will endure, paint chipping is inevitable with out sealing. We sprayed the cupboards and doorways with two coats of sealant, and since painted plastic is infamous for chipping, we erred on the facet of overly cautious by spraying 4 coats on the sink, faucet, rod, and hooks.

Sealing painted cabinets
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Step 5

Place the countertop piece on prime of the contact paper, and hint across the range and sink openings.

Tracing sink and stove shapes on contact paper
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Use a utility knife to chop out the holes for the sink and range. Then line up the holes on the contact paper with the holes on the countertop. Peel again the paper backing and cling the contact paper at one finish. Then press as you peel, stopping each few inches to scrape the floor with a bank card to take away any air bubbles. You should definitely cowl all the perimeters of the counters, after which trim off any extra.

Marble contact paper on countertop
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Use a utility knife to chop a small x-shaped incision in all of the holes pre-drilled for screws.

Cutting hole for screw
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Step 6

Assemble the kitchen, and set up the cupboard {hardware}. We opted to not use the handles that got here with the kitchen, and as an alternative used this brass and frosted glass deal with and these brass knobs for the range. The frosted deal with labored completely with the holes that have been already pre-drilled, however we did need to drill holes for the 4 knobs.

Drilling holes for knobs
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The brass {hardware} and slanted deal with sort of give off the vibes of a elaborate French Lacanche vary, no?

Brass hardware installed
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For the cupboard and microwave doorways, we used leather-based pulls, which additionally labored properly with the pre-existing holes. Their fashionable edge balances out the brass fantastically.

Leather handles installed
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Step 7

To create a backsplash, minimize a chunk of froth or poster board to the scale of the opening behind the sink and range. Cowl the portion that will likely be seen with marble contact paper.

Contact paper on poster board
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Glue the poster board alongside the perimeters at the back of the kitchen, and tape it in place with painter’s tape till the glue dries.

Poster board glued and tape to kitchen
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Now you are all set to decorate your kitchen with enjoyable play meals, cooking utensils, and cookware.

IKEA kids kitchen hack
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We will not assist however marvel what sorts of recipes your younger cooks will create!

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