It's been about five years since IKEA introduced the DUKTIG play kitchen which is plenty of time for customers to brainstorm ways to customize this Plain Jane into something with more personality and charm. All of the tweaks these parents made are doable for even diy beginners and, I think you'll agree, make these little playspaces even more special for their kids.
Above: Little Village
What I love: mint paint and a vintage wallpaper backsplash with new ceramic knobs
What I love: the whole kitchen has been spray painted white with "marble" contact paper" applied to the countertop. The sink and fixtures were painted copper. This mom reports the total cost of the upgrades was $25.
What I love: the pop of bright turquoise paint, stained top and retro-style wallpaper (also by IKEA)
What I love: the gold painted accents, adhesive lights, "butcher block” contact paper, and a faux subway tile back splash
What I love: the faux tin tile backsplash and trim paint job
What I love: new knobs, gold spray painted fixtures, dark grey paint and, coolest of all, the door on the right has been turned 45 degrees
What I love: plastic gold knobs, stained countertop, gold spray painted fixtures
What I love: a fabric window skirt, new paint and painted fixtures and, the most labor intensive addition: a painted marble faux finish
What I love: fruity decorative paper and tea towel with minty green painted accents
What I love: "stainless-steel" contact paper on the oven and microwave doors and peel-and-stick "tiles" on a plywood backing
(Image credits: Little Village; Tracey Hageman via Pinterest; Little Years; Babiekins; Teal & Lime; Flea Workshop; A Life in Detail; Visual Vocabularie; Peachy Parade on Instagram; The Shaker House)