Before & After: Chair Turned Play Kitchen (Believe It.)

updated Mar 11, 2020
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I’ve seen play kitchens made from everything under the sun and it’s become almost hard to impress me. But a play kitchen made from a chair? Okay, I’ll bite.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

This is one of the most clever handmade play kitchens I’ve seen and is an awesome display of ingenuity. Kata started with an IVAR chair from Ikea ($20), added a counter, a bowl sink, top of a walking cane for a faucet and hung a curtain for an oven. She doesn’t mention it specifically, but the shelf looks like a BEKVAM spice rack.

Kata lives in Hungary and is one of my favorite DIYers. She chronicles it all on her blog Kicsi Haz where you can see more photos of this smart chair turned play kitchen. If you happen to live in Hungary, you can even buy one from her shop Boho Home. Also, check out another Kata-crafted play kitchen, what she calls the “almost garbage” play kitchen.

I hope this inspires someone to look around their home, garage, curb or thrift shop for something to transform into a kitchen or…something else! Below is a gallery of kitchens made from side tables, book shelves, entertainment centers, cardboard boxes and more to get your creative juices flowing.

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Kitchen Cabinets (Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

(Image 1: Ikea. 2: Kicsi Haz. Gallery images credited in their original posts.)