It’s been on my to do list for a while. Mostly because, I won’t be getting a new kitchen until our extension is built, which is a long way off. So whilst we are living in our makeshift kitchen (our house actually had no kitchen when we moved in, and Intrepid Papa built one in the evenings after work for a couple of hundred pounds-I will blog about it sometime) , I am going to live my kitchen dreams through my daughters IKEA Kitchen.
They pop up in most playgroups, and a lot of family homes. The IKEA DUKTIG toy kitchen. Available world wide (I’m pretty sure IKEA reaches much of the planet).
As with all good projects, it began with a Pinterest board, so I thought I would share some of my favourites.
First up is this absolute beaut from Anchors & Honey:
From the bright coral (my favourite colour) trim, to the retro floral wallpaper, this kitchen is so cute. And I love how something so striking has been created actually quite simply. Visit her webpage for the before photos too, which make the transformation all the more impressive.
Next is this eye catching creation from Visual Vocabularie:
This really is living vicariously through my daughter’s toy kitchen. The marble bench top is the stuff of dreams, and the fabric splash back is perfect for imaginary water fight.
I want this creation from @nosinfantillages to be my actual kitchen!
Sage and gold is such a lovely combination and the tile splash back is so sophisticated. Do I risk the rest of my home being shown up by this kitchen though?
This fabulously colourful creation was pinned by Mommo design, but I am not sure who the original was made by
I have no doubt most children would enjoy the bold colours, I love how it looks beautiful but also not to perfect to play with.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find the source of this glitzy make over
But i wanted to share it, as it’s such an amazing transformation!
Another Kitchen I can’t source (such a shame), but this one really has the works! ice latte to go anyone?
I particularly like simple aspects like the plastic hanging cups. The utensils on ours are a pain and permanently unhooked so I am going to fix that this evening!
Grey is a close second to Coral as a favourite colour of mine for home wares, and this kitchen by @asami.sumi10 is so stylish and cleverly done
Another marble bench top, and the cute little tea towel, along with the great wall decal, and lego storage boxes make this kitchen look so stylish.
This clever set up, with the Kitchen spun around to be a shop front is from le Petite Boutique
It’s great to find new ways of using a toy to maximise it’s use and develop their imaginations. and who doesn’t love playing shop! The crochet bunting is particularly sweet. I love the concept and will be adding it to my- I mean intrepid bebe’s 😉 make over.
This clever idea was taken a step further by @mi.lund2
I love the idea of an awning, or something along the shop signage on the back, hmmm…
The handles on this one by @ellinorrantanen are both attractive and cleverly introduce an additional play/skill element.
Lastly, here is one from All About Parker no paint or DIY required, but looks nothing like our kitchen 🙂 -I am slightly in awe of how pristine it all looks-I can but dream
For more examples of IKEA Kids Kitchen hacks, check out the Intrepid Bebe Pinterest page, and don’t forget to follow the blog to see how our own make over turns out! If you have a Duktig hack of your own, please do share, or tag me in the photo as I would love to see.
EDIT: to see how my Kitchen turned out, head to this post