I spent so much time scrolling Pinterest looking at ALL the beautiful versions of this project people have done and it’s amazing.
I love that so many people have customized them in different ways. It’s a thing! Claire from our team even turned one into a pumpkin stand!
For most people, a big part of it is to try to make the play kitchen look sort of like your own home. So I did the gold hardware and also used some leftover wallpaper (it’s actually the wallpaper we used in our kiddo bathroom).
Beyond that, I kept it mostly neutral since our mini kitchen will now live in our real kitchen and our kitchen is mostly neutral.
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I was able to use a lot of items we already had for Nova’s kitchen. The stand mixer and espresso maker were gifts she received last Christmas (I painted them to match) and the play food (similar here) was a shower gift that we used in her outdoor space all summer. The plush vegetables in the basket are from IKEA, as well.
I painted two burners with a gold paint pen.
The main things I added to make ours unique was the wallpaper and the wood stars, which were glued to the front cabinet and then painted white to match.
I’m sure I will add more and make tweaks if she seems to be using it a lot … I really hope she loves it!
So happy with how this turned out! It really is a dream come true to make customized toys for Nova!
There are some amazing play kitchens out there but it’s also fun to customize your own.
Thanks so much for reading! xx. Elsie