Ikea kids kitchen hack

Almost twelve months after purchasing Parker’s IKEA kitchen, I finally decided to hack it.

First I chose the colours. I wanted them to be neutral so they would fit in with Parker’s room and our house. So I went with white, timber and a hint of grey. Painters tip – use undercoat and then spray paint. Spray paint is easy and leaves a nice finish. Make sure you allow the paint to dry over night before applying the next coat.

I sprayed the top white and because I’m lazy and didn’t unassmeble the whole thing, I used painters tape to cover any parts I didn’t want white paint. I also painted the sink and around the cook top white.

I then sprayed the door grey. I put a strip of painters tape around the outside of the oven window, so that when I sprayed the door it left a faint grey square on the front. I completely covered the back of the oven door as I didn’t want any paint on that side. I was unsure how it was going to turn out but I was pretty happy with the outcome.

I sprayed the kitchen tap silver and am thinking of painting the microwave door handle silver or using another leather straps. I’m undecided.

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I removed the door handles and bought leather handles from IKEA. They were $14.95 for a two pack and very easy to screw in.

I purchased wooden door knobs from Bunnings for $2.20 each to use as oven knobs and they simply screwed in. Screws were supplied.

I purchased white herringbone wallpaper from Milton & King. I asked for a custom piece which cost $24 with free shipping. I purchased wallpaper adhesive from Bunnings and applied it to a piece of ply, which I nailed on the back of the kitchen. Since completing the hack I have seen that Minnie Me Interiors has adhesive herringbone wallpaper which would be a lot easier and probably work out cheaper.

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I then purchased a few accessories. Cups and plates were from our local op shop $2 for all of them. I bought the wooden eggs, bread, cheese and milk set which came in a crate from Kmart $8. I used an old pump soap from home and a $4 plant from Kmart to add some greenery.

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The total price of the hack was – $99.20 including all the materials and accessories.

If you decide to hack a kids kitchen IKEA or not, I would love for you to tag me!

Happy hacking!

xx

5 responses to “Ikea kids kitchen hack”

  1. […] keukenkleuren. Bijna een jaar na de aankoop van de IKEA DUKTIG, besloot blogger Katrina van One mum’s style het IKEA keukentje een makeover te geven. Ze wilde een neutrale variant, zodat het beter zo passen […]

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  2. Hi. This looks fantastic!! Well done 👏🏽 I have a question…the Ikea leather handles. They are super tight and barely fit on mine, how do you have yours looking so relaxed and easy for little fingers to open? Thanks.

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    1. Hey! Thanks so much. Oh no. I just used the original holes that were there to screw the leather handles on. Did you maybe get the smaller size?

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  3. Hi! Do you mind telling me the dimensions of the custom wallpaper order? I haven’t ordered the kitchen yet, but want to get a head start on ordering other supplies. Love yours!

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    1. Hi! Thanks so much! I requested a special size. 70cm wide and 35cm high ☺️

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