Countdown to 30: DIY Play Kitchen Window

Last Christmas, Santa brought the kiddos this play kitchen.

(And on an amazing Amazon deal this his “elves” found!)

It’s lived in many places in our home, however, ended up finding it’s home in the hallway off of the dining room. When we were updating our dining room, I wanted to incorporate this area somehow.

I had many different ideas on what should go on the blank wall over the play kitchen, all of which I liked.

I thought of using a metal retro “Eat” sign. I considered just the kid’s initials. There were options to frame printables. I debated using just a photo of the kids.

And then it hit me!

Earlier this year I took home a few mullion cabinet doors. I had no clue what I was going to do with them, but had a few thoughts I had been mulling over.

Sometimes my hoarding tendencies work out for the best and in this case, a “window” was created for over the play kitchen.

After a quick sanding, I took one of the doors and painted it with this paint in the Patina color from Michael’s. The patina color perfectly coordinated with my aqua sky accents throughout our home. 

I used a chalk paint brush which allowed the strokes to show, since I wasn’t crazy about a smooth finish.

After the paint dried, I glued some twine to the back and let that dry. Then I used some small clothespins to hang some fun prints.

Once it was completely dried, I hung it to the wall with command strips.

I absolutely love how this project turned out.

It was quick, easy, and inexpensive. This is honestly one of my favorite parts of the dining room!

It’s great that it carries the same feel of the dining room into the hallway. As we continue to update the spaces in our home, this will be a fantastic transition area. When the kids grow, I can easily replace the prints to keep it growing with them and our family.

What’s your favorite quick DIY project in your home?

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