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:
- Cardboard (I really buy so much from Amazon, that I used an old box)
- Self-adhesive Wallpaper
- Spray Paint
- Tape Measure
- Spray bottle with water
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
- Paint Brush
- Wax Brush
- Annie Sloan Clear Wax
- Clean rag
Easy IKEA DUKTIG Play Kitchen Makeover Directions:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once everything dries, attach the handles, pop in the stovetop, and drop in the sink.
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:
- Clean the kitchen well with Nellie’s cleaning solution. I use the version that includes a drop of dawn.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!