Published on September 15th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Fairy tale play kitchen

Mali-mo from Norway does a few hacks on an her Ivar and out comes a dreamy play kitchen.

“I started with an Ivar box and ended up with a little fairytale-kitchen for my 2 year old daughter. I cut out the sides and the door for the stove in some cheap pine-boards. The knobs are some old leftovers, and the stove door has a Lindsdal from Ikea as a door handle. I cut out a circle for the basin, an ordinary bowl from a hardware store. The curtain is sewed from some leftovers, and the paint is also mixed from various almost-empty tins. I am absolutely no carpenter, but I have done all of this by myself and it wasn’t really that difficult, and it almost didn’t cost me anything! A very easy project-and my daughter absolutely loves it!”

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9 Responses to Fairy tale play kitchen

  1. wholesale cabinet knobs says:

    Indeed very charming – good woodworking project – where did you get the knobs?

  2. aimee says:

    so impressive and charming, indeed. i wish you could tell us how to do it!! i am inspired that you said you were no carpenter!

  3. Mari says:

    Really charming!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very nicely done. And certainly full of more warmth than the actual IKEA play kitchen, which is really cheap and plasticy.

  5. Jules says:

    it’s the square frame, horizontally. the additional side and back panels are cut out from pine wood.

  6. eco-stylista says:

    What an amazing project! Congrats!

  7. Diana Draw says:

    I can’t wrap my head around where #1 is in pic #2. What is which part? Huh?

  8. Kari says:

    That’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  9. Ulrike says:

    Wow! Absolutely adorable!

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