Thrift Play Kitchen Makeover

7 Materials
2 Hours

This play kitchen makeover is incredible. The plastic kitchen went from well-loved and worn down to a modern update. Learn how I did it.

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I found this play kitchen at our local Goodwill for only $1.99! Score! All it needed was a little TLC, a lot of goo gone, and some fresh paint!

So, here’s how it started…

The stickers took a lot of work to get off. I found it was easiest to spray with a little goo gone and then use a knife to scrape it away.

After getting off all the stickers and giving the play kitchen a good scrub, it was time to pull it all apart and paint it.

Here are all the paints I used for this project:

  • Black semi-gloss for the bottom cabinet
  • White semi-gloss for the counter
  • Matte black for the top cabinet
  • Black gloss for the oven and microwave (to mimic metal)
  • Silver spray paint for the fridge
  • Mirrored silver spray paint for the microwave and oven windows
  • And of course painter’s tape to make painting a breeze!

After pulling everything apart, I just painted each piece of plastic like I imagined I would want my actual kitchen to look.

The great thing was that I already had all this paint in my garage from past projects, so this whole project literally cost $1.99!

I also spray painted the burners and knobs black and then taped them off before painting the counter area white.

I also added two command hooks on the side to hang a pan and a spatula to clear off a little space for them to do more cooking.

I love how this turned out and my girls love it so much!

If you want another simple DIY project with paint, check out this Easy Abstract Painting on a Canvas.

Suggested materials:
  • Black semi-gloss paint
  • White semi-gloss paint
  • Matte black
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Amanda Garvin
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