Revamped play kitchen

My little girl’s “new” play kitchen! I bought this goody at a local consignment shop for $25 last October/November. My intentions were to have it finished before her birthday and christmas in December. Of course that didn’t happen…. BUT, it’s finished now! It just need a bit of new paint, tightening here and there, and some love.

I painted a primer on the kitchen…. then sprayed it this lovely blue. For the sink, phone, and stove stuff I painted silver. THEN, the fun part… well, the time-consuming part: I mod podged tissue and vintage papers onto the shelves and inside the cupboards. It took a LOT of time for this part, but so worth it. I think it just makes this kitchen look so cute

We have this kitchen in her room now… her little tiny room. She loves making us dinner, washing her horsies in the sink, and making coffee with this kitchen. I’m so happy she loves it. It took a bit of time and work… but, for $25 (and all the fun she has with it) it was so worth it.

I see these kitchens on craiglist ALL the time for cheap. Keep your eye out! They can be like $200 new.

– Chelsey

Linking up with Mandy for High On Thrifting.

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  • Care on said:

    this is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. you did an amazing job!

  • Momma_Bird on said:

    totally Pinterest worthy!

  • Laura on said:

    Um, LOVE this! Can you make my grown-up kitchen look like this? Thanks in advance! 😀

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Sure, but first you have to make my kitchen look like this. 😉

  • Alicia on said:

    So cute! Love the vintage paper you used!

  • Kat on said:


  • catie on said:

    this turned out amazing!
    i just love that the horsies get a sink bath while she's doing dishes.
    now that's multitasking : )
    we still have the wooden kitchen my 18 year old has had since she was 2.
    sweet & magical memories ♥

  • eclecticschooling on said:

    Oh it's adorable! Well done 😉

  • Leah on said:

    I cannot put into words how adorable this is. I would have loooved this as a child!

  • alliehallmarr on said:

    So cute!

  • roxana on said:

    so cute! that blue is one of my favorite shades. and youre right about taking the extra time for the paper it really adds that personal touch.

  • OT and ET on said:

    wow this is amazing! i recently found/followed you on instagram and so glad i did. as i sit here pumping at work 🙂 i thought i'd find your blog and it's totally been an awesome distraction and even inspiration! although i'd seriously botch a project like this but you rocked it!

  • Prototype Mama on said:

    This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! I wish I could make something like this for my little M–

  • MandiJo on said:

    I love it! I had the old fisher price one growing up, and my mom still uses it for all the kiddos she has over to the house. This is beautiful!

  • Alyssa S. on said:

    How fun! Our little play kitchen gets SO much play. Love the papers you used 🙂

  • Elena on said:

    I love it! You did a fantastic job fixing it up! It's like a little vintage kitchen!

  • elizabeth on said:

    you did an amazing job! i love it. ill have to flag this post to remember if/when i have a little girl.

  • Mel on said:

    eeeep! LOVE it, the colours, patterns.. everything! So sweet mama! I had fun making one of those from an old bedside table
    for my daughter… its a fun d.i.y project, but she tends to just use it as a play station for her animals now instead of cooking! lol
    Happy belated mama's day to you sweet soul!
    needle and nest design

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha! That's cute. Ruari gives all her ponies baths in the sink. 🙂

  • ana {bluebirdkisses} on said:

    i love how you did this!!!!! GORGEROUS. the teal is just perfect. I bet she loves it

  • Kati on said:

    That is SO cute!!! When we get a bigger house, I would love to have one for my sweetie. 🙂

  • amanda on said:

    wonderful job, mama! i have been keeping my eye out for one on craigslist and seem to only find the plasic ones ;( i am hopeful that one day i will spot thee one and we can redo it for our little sweet pea, stella. thank you for the inspiration, yours turned out beautifully.

    xo, amanda

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I always found the plastic ones too. BUT, we finally found one. So awesome.

  • erica on said:


  • MommaExpat on said:

    Great do over…. looks so adorable!

  • Heather on said:

    This is so adorable and so YOU!! I love her up on her tippy toes playing with it! She will love this for years!!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      It's so fun! I hope she loves it for years. I always wanted a play kitchen when I was a kid. <3

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