Before & After: Changing Table Turned Play Kitchen

Before & After: Changing Table Turned Play Kitchen

Carrie McBride
Oct 10, 2011

We've seen homemade play kitchens made from everything under the sun, but this may be the first one we've seen that started as a changing table. It's an ideal piece of furniture to repurpose since it's usefulness is usually only a few years. Take a look at how Hannah envisioned this table instead:

This changing table is actually an ideal shape to become a kitchen with the higher cupboard becoming a refrigerator and the shelves already built in. Hannah shares this with us:

The idea and inspiration to make a play kitchen with used items came from Ohdeedoh! I wanted to create something fairly inexpensive and non-commercialized by putting my own mark on it. I felt more comfortable re-purposing an existing piece of furniture than creating one from scratch. For under $100 I created the perfect play kitchen (though imperfect if you're looking closely) for my daughters by using a gently used baby changing table. It was the perfect combination for a stove/oven unit with the added bonus of an attached fridge (the existing closet). With virtually no help from my husband, a learning curve, a few power tools, some leftover paint and many many hours, I finally finished this "toy" that I hope will last for many years to come.

I'm sure your daughters love it, Hannah - thanks for the inspiration! Readers, has Hannah inspired you? She has more details and photos on her blog Bonne Nouvelle to check out.

(Images: Hannah/Bonne Nouvelle)

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