15 Incredible Ways to "Remodel" IKEA's DUKTIG Play Kitchen

15 Incredible Ways to "Remodel" IKEA's DUKTIG Play Kitchen

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Carrie McBride
Feb 27, 2018
(Image credit: Trodel)

Since IKEA introduced the DUKTIG play kitchen, customers have brainstormed ways to hack and customize this Plain Jane item into something with more personality and charm. The tweaks these parents have made are doable for even DIY beginners and, I think you'll agree, make these little plays kitchens even more special for their kids.

(Image credit: Paige Ryan Photography)

This kitchen makeover from Paige Ryan is the absolute height of glam, with its peel and stick subway tile backsplash, glossy white finish, marble countertop, and brass accents. Addison is one lucky kid.

(Image credit: Trodel)

Many kudos to Brittany of Trodel for this super sweet blue, white and wood version for her son Fox. Extra bonus points go out to her for that plywood SMEG fridge!!!! (Also lead image above.)

(Image credit: Indi and Bear)

This Scandi beauty is complete with a pretty blush paint job and unfinished wooden beads strung together to make simple cabinet pulls. A great outcome from Indi and Bear.

(Image credit: This Haus of Ours)

Not only is this play kitchen much more special than before, it's also styled beautifully by This Haus of Ours. The Rifle Paper Co. backsplash is a highlight in this "remodel" — as are all the cute accessories.

(Image credit: Hello Hello)

I think a lot of people would use this child's kitchen as inspiration for a real-life, adult-size kitchen remodel. It's that good, with its pale green paint and leather handles. Another great example from Hello Hello.

(Image credit: Little Village)

Above, Little Village painted a DUKTIG a mint green then covered the backsplash with vintage wallpaper backsplash. New pink ceramic knobs cap off the look.

(Image credit: Amanda Krovic)

The kitchen from Amanda Krovic was spray painted white and blue, with "marble" contact paper" applied to the countertop. The sink and fixtures were painted copper.

(Image credit: Little Years)

The pop of bright turquoise paint, stained top and retro-style wallpaper (also by IKEA) all make for a cute mid-century modern play kitchen from Little Years.

(Image credit: Babiekins)

From Babiekins Magazine comes a kitchen with gold painted accents, adhesive lights, "butcher block" contact paper, and a faux subway tile backsplash. There's even under-cabinet lighting made with LED touch lights. Genius.

(Image credit: Teal & Lime)

The faux tin tile backsplash and trim paint job are both strokes of brilliance in this hack from Teal & Lime. It's an otherwise super simple hack that's easy for any parent to pull off.

(Image credit: Happy Grey Lucky)

You can also keep things very simple, like this all-white, minimalist version from Happy Grey Lucky. They just used spray paint, some wood grain contact paper, new knobs, and some touch lights. Done and done.

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The plastic gold knobs, stained countertop, and gold spray painted fixtures are all great additions, from A Life in Detail.

(Image credit: Visual Vocabularie)

Visual Vocabulaire added a fabric window skirt as the backsplash, new paint and painted fixtures and — the most labor intensive addition: a painted marble faux finish countertop.

This kitchen now has fruity decorative paper and tea towel with minty green painted accents. All are playful and fun additions from Peachy Parade.

(Image credit: The Shaker House)

The "stainless-steel" contact paper on the oven and microwave doors, along with the peel-and-stick "tiles" on a plywood backing are all perfect — all from The Shaker House.

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