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TV Cabinet Play Kitchen – A DIY Project Your Kids Will Love


Have you ever thought of buying your daughter an exciting play Kitchen but you’re on a tight budget? well, if you have an old TV cabinet, why not turn it into a DIY play kitchen for your precious daughter.

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?

Most of us have tried to sell them, give them away, or even put them out on the curb, only to find that no one wants them. And even if you’re lucky enough to find someone who will take them off your hands, getting rid of them can be a huge hassle.

So what’s the best way to get rid of an old TV cabinet? The answer may surprise you: recycling! Many recycling centers will take old TV cabinets and recycle them into your daughter’s play kitchen.

A DIY play kitchen is more stable and hard-wearing than commercially sold plastic versions. They are typically more sturdy and durable than their plastic counterparts. They can be customized to fit your child’s specific interests and needs.

And have you checked playset prices in toy stores lately? Playset prices have been on the rise in recent years, making a DIY option much more budget-friendly.

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Building your daughter a DIY play kitchen is a fun activity that you and your child would surely enjoy. You can bond with your daughter while you work together to build the play kitchen.

For sure she’ll be thrilled to have a new toy to play with when it’s finished. Plus, it’s a great way to teach her some basic carpentry skills!

To create a play cabinet for your child is to start with an old TV cabinet. First, you will need to clean it out. You may want to remove any old electronics or other items that are inside.

Once it is empty, you can start painting it to your child’s colour preference. This will help them feel like they are a part of the process and allow them to have a say in how their play kitchen looks.

Then continue working on the interior of your DIY play kitchen, you can start by fitting a sink. This can be a fun and easy project that will really make your play kitchen will stand out.

You can find sinks at most hardware stores, or even online. Be sure to measure the space you have available before purchasing a sink so that you know it will fit properly.

Once you have the sink installed, you can then add countertops, cabinets, and ‘appliances’ to complete the look of your DIY play kitchen.

Your kids are sure to love it if you add some accessories to your DIY play kitchen. They’ll have a blast pretending to cook and clean just like mom and dad.

Plus, it’s a great way to teach them about responsibility and taking care of their own things.

DIY Play Kitchen is also closer to real kitchens than many other play kitchens on the market. We say it’s a gift for kids they will surely love because it’s more realistic and closer to the real thing.

This will help them learn and explore their creativity while they play.

What you’ll need to build a TV cabinet play kitchen…


  • 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

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

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