When our daughters expressed interest in helping us out around the house, we thought providing them with a real-life looking kitchen would be a fun way for them to pretend during play time. Imaginative play can help children identify with the adult world, but is also beneficial for social and emotional development, too. When I found this used kitchen at a thrift store, I knew it would make the perfect DIY project!
With some gorgeous blue Behr paint and some metallic spray paint I picked up at Target — the transformation instantly took place. I used marble wallpaper from Livettes to cover the countertops, and then just added some real plastic plates, bowls and cups. The project only cost me a total of $25, but has brought countless hours of joy for all three of my kids!
Photos and Crafts Rachel Fox