Trash to Treasure: Play Kitchen Hutch from Thrift Store Finds
I had made a little play kitchen hutch for my daughter before, as well as refurbished an old Disney princess table I got for free. Along with a Pottery Barn stove I got on Craigslist, my daughter plays with this little play kitchen almost every single day. This is why I couldn’t resist making another play kitchen hutch from thrift store finds I got the other day at Goodwill.
- Great thrift store finds!
- Krylon Primer and Paint
- Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
- Iron and ironing board
- Spray starch
- Strong Spray Adhesive
- Wood glue
- Hammer and nails
Here is the little table and wood shelving I found. I got both of them for $9.50 total. Great deal, right? There were a few nicks and scratches but nothing too bad.
I spot sanded a few areas to smooth out some blemishes.
After I cleaned it off from dust, I primed both pieces first and then painted it white. A two in one paint and primer is the quickest, but I used what I had, which was a spray primer and white Krylon spray paint.
Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.
I bought the same fabric that I use to line Mia’s other play kitchen hutch I made. I used a rotary cutter to measure and cut the pieces. Next I sprayed them with a little spray starch and ironed them flat. This makes it easier to insert later.
Next, once the paint was dry, I used a spray adhesive on both the shelf backing and the back of the fabric and smoothed it right into place.
Lastly, I used a maximum strength wood glue to attach the two pieces together. I let it dry overnight and then I reinforced it with nails.
Here are a few after photos.
If you like this post, check out some of my other project transformations, Thrift Store Finds to Makeover for Your Kids!