- A game center
- a sander
- paint (a color of your choice and black and gray)
- 4 -inch wooden plaques
- wooden knobs
- gray vinyl
- wood glue
- a small piece of fabric
- Needle and thread
When you look for a game center, it doesn’t matter if it has any of the pieces, but it would be nice if it had the bottom tray to be used a cookie sheet for the oven.
Give the game center a good sanding. I sanded mine with a power sander and it roughed up and ready to go in about 15 minutes. Paint the entire game center in a color of your choice. I used a nice quality paint for the outside but just an acrylic for the cookie sheet.
Allow the game center to dry over night. Paint the wooden plaques and the knobs black.
Hem the bottom and sides of the front “door” to the oven. Hem the top and slightly gather. Glue the fabric under the front lip of the game center.
Cut asterisks out of gray vinyl and adhere them to the wooden plaques. Use the wood glue to glue the plaques and the knobs to the top of the game center. Paint the bottom tray a gray to be the cookie sheet.
Karen Morse says
Wow – you are so creative and loving the energy and imagination you put into this! The DIY is something I need to get better at – so thanks for inspiring me!
Karen | GlamKaren.com
GiGi EatsCelebrities says
OMG that is so cool and unique and fun! LOVE THAT! 🙂
Author TP Keane says
What a fantastic bit of upcycling. I love that you changed it into a play kitchen… and for so little too.
Masshole Mommy says
Oh how cute. What little girl wouldn't just LOVE to play with that. It's adorable.
Terri Steffes says
This is so creative! I would have fun playing with this myself. Upcycling is cool and you did a fantastic job of it.
I love this! Your creativity is incredible. Such a perfect play area especially for those with a space crunch and no room for large kitchen sets!
This a such a creative idea. My kids love playing kitchen and we have play food all over he house.
This is so creative. I wish I had something like this when I was growing up I would of played with this all the time!
Amanda Love says
That's pretty amazing! How creative is this game center turned kitchen! It's not that difficult to do either which is great! Thanks for the idea, I'd love to do this for my daughter!
Roxanne Ferber says
Awe that is super cute and so creative! I wish my kids would let me rennovate any of their toys. LOL They are very attached to they way things are.
Wow! This looks so fun! My daughter would love this. It seems simple enough too.
Awesome idea. Both of my kids loved to play kitchen. Many tea parties and they were great little chefs.
This is so creative! We were given a huge play kitchen, but honestly I like this one much better. The commercially-manufactured ones are so BIG! We live in a townhome too and don't really have room for it.
Kimberly Stroh says
This is so cute & creative. I love upcycling items in my house for the kids.
Amber N says
My kids love to play kitchen. What a great idea! I would love to try something like this at home.
What a creative idea! I love when I come across something like this in a thrift store and can see the potential in the item. That's the kind of toy a child loves because their mom made it!
Melissa Llado says
This is such a cute idea! I love that it's small enough we can just pack it up and take it to grandma's!
Shirley Martinez says
Love this idea, I planned to do something similar but never got the time, you made me want to revisit the idea
Made In a Day says
What a cute upcycle! Great imagination~ kids would love it.Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
What an adorable idea!
Thank you so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are glad to have your talent here. 🙂