I really enjoyed doing this little makeover project for Gurgle magazine recently. My daughter has spent hours each day playing with it since we gave it to her at Christmas!
If your toddler loves pretending to ‘cook’ (which usually involves pulling everything out of your kitchen cupboards and leaving spoons and saucepans strewn across the floor) then it might be time to invest in a play kitchen, so your tot can have their own little space and you can get on with making dinner without tripping over a small person every two minutes. IKEA’s trusty Duktig kitchen is a great option – it’s affordable (£59), sturdy, easy to build and the hob lights up thanks to batteries concealed beneath. What’s not to love?
Well, it’s a bit boring. The grey plastic handles, the white and beige cabinets – it’s all perfectly practical but not particularly pretty. So, here’s how to ‘hack’ your Duktig so it’s super-stylish. Of course, your toddler will not care what this kitchen looks like. But you have to look at it for the next 4 years or so, so it might as well be gorgeous!
Want to give your IKEA DUKTIG play kitchen a chic makeover? You can follow my detailed instructions here.