I always get a thrill out of Trash to Treasure projects— and this one is definitely one of my all-time favorites. Kaley from Dualey flipped an old particle board desk into an adorable play kitchen for her son. The details that they included in it are incredible— a nightlight in the oven, a pullout cutting board and the Pyrex dish as the sink. I can’t decide who has more fun with this— her son playing in it, or Kaley and her husband building it together. — Jen
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Kaley used her mom’s Pyrex dish for the sink. The faucet it from Home Depot and makes it look totally legit.
Use old CD’s as stove burners— genius! I also love how they have an actual coffee pot on the stove.
Turn a shelf into a cookbook nook. I love her choices for books: Eating the Alphabet, You are my Cupcake, I like Fruit, I like Vegetables and We Belong Together.
A few Ikea utensils mixed in with second hand ones. All I can say is I would have LOVED this kitchen when I was a little girl.
Kaley’s son can prep his meals on his very own pull out prep area— I love this. Kaley used velcro on the IKEA food to keep it secure. Why didn’t I think of that?!
For a step-by-step tutorial on how they made this play kitchen, visit Dualey.
Kaley gave old food containers a second life in the play kitchen by painting them and gluing adorable custom labels on them. You can see more of her trash-to-play food project here.