Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover

Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.

Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.
Every girl loves a good makeover. I must say, this easy IKEA DUKTIG play kitchen makeover was not only easy, but cost less than $5. Yes, you read that right. It actually cost me nothing because I am a spray paint queen and always have a can of gold spray paint on hand. The wallpaper, as you can see from the before picture, is from Stella’s accent wall. I had a good deal left over, so it makes the perfect accent to add to our play kitchen. I loved how it looked against the wallpaper wall that I decided to add a back to it and cover that with wallpaper.

What you will need for this easy IKEA DUKTIG kitchen makeover:

Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover Directions:

  1. Take a piece of cardboard and fit to the size of the back opening of the kitchen. Next, cover the cardboard with the wallpaper according to the wallpaper’s directions.
  2. Once the wallpaper dries, attach the cardboard using finishing nails. I used a total of seven. Three on each side and one extra across the top. I figured the more secured, the better. Since there is no way to attach to the bottom, it will be left unsecured.
  3. Remove the hardware using a screwdriver, and take outside or to a well ventilated area to spray paint. I made a little cardboard holder to stick my handles and faucet on so that I could get good coverage. After that coat dried, I added a top coat for durability.  I had to use tape and paper around the stove top so I could get the edge but spare the black top.
  4. Once everything dries, attach the handles, pop in the stovetop, and drop in the sink.

Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.

After I was done with this project, I decided I wanted to paint the wood part to match my daughter’s furniture in her room. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint and was so happy that I did it! The process is quite easy:

  1. Clean the kitchen well with Nellie’s cleaning solution. I use the version that includes a drop of dawn.
  2. Paint an even layer of the Annie Sloan paint and let dry for about an hour. I let it dry over night since I start my projects in the evening. Apply a second coat as needed. I highly recommend this brush!
  3. Apply a small amount of clear wax using a soft brush. I use Annie Sloan’s recommended wax brush. Don’t over apply. It really doesn’t take that much.
  4. Buff off the wax with an old t-shirt. If you over applied the wax, let it sit a day or so, then buff again with a clean t-shirt or lint free cloth.

Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.

Tips:

  • Annie Sloan chalk paint is the easiest paint to use and requires no sanding or priming. I used Antoinette for this project.
  • I really loved the Krylon short cut spray paints. They are super durable, beautiful colors and dry quickly!
Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover that took me less than an hour and cost less than $5.

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