Try It Tuesday

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Its finally here, folks! The day you’ve all been waiting for; its reveal day for my play kitchen revamp!

I have been working on this thing for WEEKS and finally finished it a few days ago. I’m soooooo happy with how it turned out!

Before I get to the reveal, I’m going to tell you how I completely re-did a side-of-the-road find!

Here is the before:


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Really not much to look at, huh? It wasn’t fugly, per se, but it was outdated and needed some sprucing up.

I knew I had a lot of work ahead of me, but I was stoked to have such a fun project and addition to Hermione’s toy collection.

First, I sanded the entire kitchen with 3M sandpaper, 120 grit. This is a crucial step! Sanding the plastic ensures that the paint stays on well. There were a few places I didn’t sand as well as I should have and the paint sort of flaked off.

Then, I taped up the areas I didn’t want painted (a small chalkboard) and put a layer of primer on.


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I ended up doing two coats of primer with this spray paint from Wal-Mart:

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When I was finished priming, I taped/covered everything except for the top of the kitchen. I knew I wanted it to mostly be white (I like the “clean” look) but I wanted punches of color. So I got this paint for the “roof”:

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The name is Gum Drop! How cute is that?! I also got some pink paint called “Ballet Shoes” for the “oven” door. I put two coats of each color on each area and let those dry for about a day or two.


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After the paint dried, it was time to add some finishing touches. Because the paint covered some of those hard-to-remove stickers, I decided to use jewels I bought at Dollar Tree to add a little bling. When I was at Michael’s, I found some awesome rhinestone adhesive ribbon that I used to edge some areas. I added those stick on hooks and my mom crocheted little potholders!

I also bought some decorative duct tape and placed it on the table as a “table cover”. My dad cut some wire coils down and I used those as the grills for the stove top and he also cut some plastic so I could replace the oven door. (I used a silicone I found at Wal-Mart to apply the coils and the plastic sheeting. It worked great!)

And now–drum-roll, please–is the finished kitchen:

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As you can see, Huff the Tot LURVES it! She has been playing with it and “making cakes” like a little baker! This was such a fun project! I’ve looked online and in stores and these kitchen usually run around $70.00. Mine cost $28.98! AND I was able to match it to fit the colors of Hermione’s room as well as reuse something that would’ve ended up in a landfill!


Have you ever done a revamp like this? How did it go? What did you use? Share in the comments below!




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