Transform this play kitchen into the kitchen of your (kid’s) dreams!

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I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been planning this play kitchen makeover from the moment my daughter was born. I’ve always wanted to be a mom, and have dreamed about the day my daughter and I could play pretend together. It’s amazing to think that my daughter is now a toddler and is ready for her first kitchen!

I used the SPISIG Ikea kitchen for the foundation of this project. From there I used peel and stick tiles, paint, and a little bit of lumber to turn this play kitchen into the kitchen of my… I mean, my daughter’s dreams. I’ve linked all my sources throughout the post.

Backsplash and Marble Countertops

The SPISIG kitchen does not have any type of backing behind the sink so from the start I knew I wanted to add in a backsplash. I used hardboard and cut it to size and then added some beautiful peel and stick hexagon tiles.

I love the look of marble countertops and was able to replicate the look by attaching Marble Contact paper directly to the countertop!



There’s MAGIC in paint. I painted almost the entire frame of the kitchen as well as the oven and cabinet doors. I also painted the faucet and sink. With a project like this one, it’s important for there to be a high level of durability. My hope is that the effort I put into protecting the paint will help keep chips in the paint at bay.


Open Shelving and Slat Lower Shelf

To create the open shelves I cut down a pine 1×4 and then sanded and stained it. To install it to the kitchen I added in pocket holes and then screwed the shelves directly into the upper kitchen frame.

I love the slat trend that’s happening right now and I knew I wanted incorporate it into the play kitchen. For the slats I purchased lattice moulding, cut it down to size, sand stained it. I attached it to the bottom shelf using brad nails.



Styling the play kitchen was so fun. I loved finding and making miniature items to add to the countertop and shelves. The mini charcuterie boards were so fun to make (you can find the step by step directions outlined HERE in a recent blog post). I loved pulling out my sewing machine to make a couple dish towels. I used some wood trim to build a cute frame and had my daughter paint the art to go in the frame. I also loved finding cute little items to tie it all together.


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