I’ve just finished another DIY-project of mine – that I obviously want to share with you guys. I’ve been wanting to get the girls a proper play kitchen for a while, so decided to pimp the Ikea Duktig one for Maya’s birthday (two months ago…). Since I didn’t finish it then I thought I’d do it as a Christmas gift instead.
The Ikea Duktig play kitchen is a popular one, and even if I do like it as it comes I wanted to make it a bit more interesting. I saw an opportunity for some DIY and I just has to take it…I had no idea what a big thing pimpin’ this particular kitchen is, so there was no lack of inspiration online. I finally decided (this was a difficult one!) I wanted to do quite a sophisticated one – basically something my dream kitchen could look like. I also wanted to use the paint we already had in the house to keep costs down. So what I used was white and dark grey chalk paint by Rust-Oleum, varnish for chalk paint, golden spray paint and some marble contact paper. All I did was paint, spray and glue – Matthew put the whole thing together as it has kind of become his job in this house and I’m too impatient to read the instructions correctly haha.
I think it turned out quite nice and has quite a good finish – but there were some bumps in the road. First of all, spray paint is not fun to use and I can already see it starting to peel from the handles. Maybe I didn’t use the right type of spray paint or maybe I didn’t do it the right way, I don’t know. Will see what happens when the girls start using it and then decide what to do about it. The other issue I encountered was with the dark chalk paint and the varnish (for chalk paint). Once I brushed on the varnish the grey colour started turning light in some places and just creating this worn down look I didn’t want. So I just painted another layer of paint on top of the varnish (something you really shouldn’t do I think) and it now looks fine. Again, will see what happens when the girls start using it…
Anyway, below are a few photos with descriptions so you can get a better idea of how I did it!
What do you think? How would you pimp your Ikea play kitchen? 🙂
x Nina x