I've seen so many IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen hacks lately so I decided to create something special for my own little. I love the way it turned out so I wanted to share my simple steps to putting your own spin on this ever-popular kids play kitchen. Scroll down for the deets!
Although I've seen some super elaborate and fantastic hacks on this subject, I wanted to keep my IKEA DUGTIG Play Kitchen remodel as simple as possible while still incorporating some details that go with the vintage boho style I adore. I also have a little girl so I thought this look would be a perfect look for her playroom.
This fun DIY project kitchen was actually modeled after a few things my someday dream kitchen will hopefully have: brass fixtures, a porcelain farmhouse sink, custom backsplash and of course...a butcher block countertop!
The original IKEA Play Kitchen is cute on it's own, but a little plain for our boho babe so I wanted to jazz it up a bit.
I used Rust-Oleum metallic spray paint in their satin bronze finish for the hardware and fixtures, and then a flat white spray paint to match the existing white IKEA kitchen pieces - it worked out great! Be sure to apply several coats, wait in-between, and coat anything you paint with a sealant. My little has already been hard at work playing in her kitchen for a month and every time she bangs a pot into that tiny sink I'm thankful I had the foresight to seal it! I also painted the covers for the bottom of the kitchen in satin bronze to coordinate with the rest of the hardware.
The faucet is one of my favorites of the things I painted. I love the way the color turned out. And of course, I sealed the faucet too. The hardware I ordered from Amazon here, but if you wanted to keep costs down you could also use the satin bronze spray paint for those as well.
The stovetop trim, the thin rod above the counter, and the sink got a few coats of white (they were sealed too). Be sure to let each coat dry before applying another coat. The painting isn't hard, it's just tedious. Well worth the wait though - a paint can really transform something, can't it?
For the sink, I opted to under mount it to give it more of a polished look, like a real kitchen would have. It really made all the difference and I love this added touch! It was a simple look to achieve too. I drilled holes into the underside of the countertop and mounted the sink with screws.
The butcher block counterop is actually a self-adheisve paper. You can purchase the design I used on Amazon here, but I have seen many different options for refinishing the counters in this play kitchen. The sky is really the limit, and it's so easy to rework the counter to suit your style.
For the backsplash, I wanted to keep it simple but also incorporate a feminine boho vibe into the design so I went with this beautiful floral wall paper from Rifle Paper Co. I used tacky spray to glue the paper to a thick cardstock so it would hold up well with time, then I used a few small nails to hold it in place and nailed it into the corners of the backboard of the kitchen.
Finally, my super helpful and talented hubby used small wood discs to create little stove knobs - aren't they the cutest things ever?!! He cut a few of them in half and glued them to the whole pieces to mimic how a real stove knob would look, then we glued the finished pieces onto the face of the stove. So realistic and the perfect finishing touch to our little dream boho kitchen reno <3
I love the way our IKEA Play Kitchen Hack turned out, and I hope this inspires you to create your own version for the little cook in your life!