Turn an old TV cabinet into a play kitchen

Turn an old TV cabinet into a play kitchen


We’ve all had that same difficult experience of trying to move an old, boxy, heavy TV set. But did you know that trying to get rid of the clunky TV cabinets they once occupied can be just as laborious?

Now that we’re all digital, there are millions of old, discarded TV cabinets that are unloved and unwanted. If you still have one in your garage or storage, here’s how you can turn it into a play kitchen. If you discarded your cabinet ‘way back when’, just check Craiglist or Gumtree. There are lots listed for free.

DIY Play Kitchen - Additional Details

A DIY play kitchen is more stable and hard-wearing than commercially sold plastic versions. And have you checked play set prices in toy stores lately?? We think this is a wiser option to go for. What do you think?

They’re also closer to real kitchens. We say it’s a gift for kids they will surely love!


  • Old TV Cabinet
  • Extra Wood Boards/Pieces
  • Undercoat Paint
  • Jig Saw
  • Sink Set
  • Dark Perspex
  • Kitchen Accessories (curtains, towels, etc.)
  • Knobs and Coasters – for stove
  • Drawer Pull/Cabinet Handles – for microwave and cabinets
  • Little Baskets/Racks – for fridge interior
  • Hinges


  • Saw
  • Sander
  • Drill

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you prefer 😎

Thanks to Giggleberry Creations for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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