DIY Kitchen Playset
DIY Kitchen Playset Made from Thrifted Finds
This DIY Kitchen Playset was made from garage sale, thrift store, and curbside finds! You can transform a set of your own with a few materials. Most transformations only need a little paint.
What Type of Paint to Use
While there are many types of paints that work for painting a kid’s play set, the paint your choose should be durable and easy to clean. Choose a paint and primer in one. For finish, choose a semi-gloss, gloss, or satin. Matte finishes aren’t ideal.
This repurposed kid’s play hutch below was such a fun trash to treasure project and great thrift store find. The top shelf was found at Goodwill for $10.00. It used to be red and white. I got the table for free from a friend. I pretty much winged this project but it worked out and has lasted and is in good condition still after many years. We added little hooks for her apron, oven mitts, and pot holders. The materials lists you will find in this article contain Amazon Affiliate links. When you click on these links, I receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
- Top Hutch
- Bottom Table
- Wooden Knobs
- Wood Glue
- Spray Adhesive
- Painter’s Tape
What to look for
Here is a list of items to upcycle on your hunt.
- Side Tables
- Existing Play Sets that can be Painted or Covered
- Media Cabinets
- Small Storage Solutions
- Filing Cabinets
- Small Dressers
- Knobs and Hooks
- Fabric for Curtains
- Towel Holders
I upcycled this little play table below almost 10 years ago! It used to be a pink Disney Princess table that was a little beat up. I got it for free from my best friend who was moving at the time. With a little paint and primer, I refurbished it. I also added cushions to the seat and a little monogrammed seat back all for about $20.00. Check out the before and after photos along with my step by step process at this Upcycled Play Table post.
- Paint Brush
- Painter’s Tape
The stove was found on Craigslist for next to nothing! It turned out to be such a cute little play area for both my girls.
Places to Search for DIY Kitchen Play sets
Here is a list of places to look for pieces to create your own DIY kitchen play set.
- Facebook Marketplace
- Local Thrift Stores
- Yard Sales and Garage Sales
- Flea Markets
My friends thought I was crazy when I told them I was going to surprise our daughter with a play kitchenette. My son helped with the project while mom took his sister for a “day with mom”.
We found lots of stuff at the Salvation Army and Goodwill. There are plenty of knick knacks and kitchen stuff there. A very inexpensive kitchen table set and my parents had an old 50s style stove that they always intended to sell at some point but never did.
I am dad of the year now 🙂
That’s fantastic, James!
I absolutely love your tea shell – so very creative, functional and beautiful.