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Try this Easy Ikea Play Kitchen Hack Tutorial!

Transform the DUKTIG play kitchen from IKEA with this easy tutorial on a budget using paint and wrapping paper to give it personality.

Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover with Velvet Finishes on a navy gallery wall

Hi there!  I have such a cute tutorial for a play kitchen today and even a cuter little model.  For $25 you can completely transform the DUKTIG play kitchen with some creative thinking and the power of paint. 

*This post is sponsored by Velvet Finishes.  As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands that help make this blog possible. 

What you need for a play kitchen hack:

  1. Velvet Finishes 8 oz of paint, we used their Ethereal color
  2. Paint brush
  3. Dollar store wrapping paper
  4. Cardboard
  5. Glue
  6. Gold spray paint
  7. Staple gun
Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover with little girl pointing to Velvet Finishes paint

How to transform an IKEA play kitchen:

Tape off around front cabinets before painting if your kitchen is already assembled.  Otherwise, you can paint pieces individually.

Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover Velvet Finishes paint pink

Use the Velvet Finishes easy three-step painting process to update the play kitchen color.  

  • Prep the kitchen by spraying Velvet Finishes’ ready, let sit, and wipe off.
  • Give the kitchen two coats of paint colour.
  • Brush on a coat of protect once the kitchen is dry.
  • Spray paint handles, sink , and accessories with gold spray paint.
Ikea Play Kitchen hack with close up of gold sink
  • Cut a piece of cardboard to fit opening in the back of kitchen.  Decoupage dollar store wrapping paper (or other craft paper) by combining one part glue and one part water.  Apply with a brush on the cardboard, lay the paper on top, and apply a second coat of glue.
Ikea Play Kitchen hack with pink and patterned back splash. Little girl playing with it.
  • Attach the cardboard backsplash to the back of the kitchen once it’s assembled with hot glue or a staple gun.
Ikea Play Kitchen hack tutorial with blue wall and art gallery
Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover little girl holding paint
blue wall with art gallery in a girls room
Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover Velvet Finishes 4
Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover Velvet Finishes 9

Isn’t my niece precious?  We had such a good time doing a photo shoot and her room is adorable!  My sister and I recently created the wall gallery above the play kitchen.  What a fun space for a cute little girl!  We’ve already had many tea parties and lunches. 

Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover Velvet Finishes

My sister did such a fantastic job turning the nursery into a big girl room.  I hope to share the rest of it with you soon! 

Ikea Play Kitchen Makeover Velvet Finishes 10

Don’t you love an easy furniture makeover?  Velvet Finishes is my favorite paint for these types of projects. There is such a great color selection and it’s so easy to use.

You can see some other examples with my daughter’s mint dresser makeover and most recently, our small bathroom makeover on a budget.  And I have more plans for furniture makeovers next month!

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Small Bathroom Makeover on a budget with blue cabinet and green wall


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