Recently, I was asked to make a mud kitchen that anyone can make at home using household objects for a TV show.
Cheap Mud Kitchen From Upcycled Junk
Here's how I turned an old chest of drawers into a quick an easy mud kitchen in 1 hour!
I think this would make a great Christmas gift for kids - particularly on a budget as it uses household junk that many of us have lying around.
After measuring the diameter of a stainless steel bowl, excluding half the lip depth, I halved it and created a jig to draw a perfect circle.
NOTE: I highly recommend doing a test on an offcut first.
You'll also find other methods for different bowls in my blogpost link, along with safety tips.
I then drilled a hole inside the circle so I could jigsaw out my hole.
Next, I used some old pallet wood to screw a back on. This isn't essential, but I thought enhanced it.
I screwed two pieces either side at the same height and in the same position.
Then screwed 3 more along the back.
For the hobs, I measured a square on the other side of the top.
Then spray painted some scratched or promotional CDs black and glued them down.
This old chest of drawers also had button shaped handles. So, I spray painted all four black and drilled holes under the hob area and fixed with nuts.
For utensil hooks, I recycled old curtain tie back hooks I've had for years and never used.
And finally, I