{Tutorial} Play Kitchen Remodel

    We bought this Play Kitchen for our daughters 5 years ago and it has gotten lots of use.  It’s just a basic wooden kitchen, pink, blue & yellow. We thought about passing it along to the Goodwill after the oven door fell off and the crayon drawings just were not coming off anymore. But when we mentioned it to the girls they were devastated.  We can’t have that, can we? I decided if it was going to stay here with us it was going to have to be remodeled to match our real kitchen.  The “before” picture below isn’t exactly like ours, but pretty close.

What you’ll need:

  • Primer
  • Interior Off White paint
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Metallic Spray Paint
  • Screwdriver
  • Foam brushes

First I removed all of the burners, stove knobs and faucet parts.

TIP *Save all of the screws and nuts in a ziplock bag and tape it to the back of the kitchen so they don’t get lost! 

I placed the stove knobs and Hot & Cold knobs in a large cardboard box to spray paint them with the metallic paint.  It took a few coats.

The entire kitchen was primed before covering it with 2 coats of off white paint. I used leftover paint from our upstairs walls, Valspar Oyster Pearl.

The left side was covered with 2 coats of Chalkboard Paint.

I took a large sheet of newspaper and cut out a design for the front of the refrigerator door.  I traced it on and brushed on 2 coats of Chalkboard paint.  I also did a little freehand leaf design above it.

Screw the burners and knobs back on, stock the cupboards and it’s ready to go.   I also painted the top of a little wooden table with chalkboard paint to go with it.

Oh, we added a little nail to the side to hang their little broom. 🙂


  1. Wow! What a great play kitchen! Love the use of the chalkboards on the table top and side! I adore them and can imagine all the fun the kids will have on them. Love the drawn placemat! Thanks for visiting me yesterday and your kind comments on my room. Made my day!

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