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Play Kitchen Supply List


Way back in the beginning I showed you my list of details for all the needed items for making the play kitchen.  That was before I bought everything.  Today I’m going to share the links to some of the materials we used.  One of the challenges of this project was where to find it all! If you are considering making a play kitchen I hope this post will help you find what you are looking for. This also marks the end of this DIY project, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact me for more info on it.

Lets get started!

Play Kitchen Structure 

  • Entertainment Center – We bought this on Craig’s List for $20.
  • Shelving – We re-purposed mix-matched shelving from Habitat for Humanity Store for $14.
  • Refrigerator Door – We re-purposed a cabinet door from Habitat for Humanity Store: $3.
  • Backing of the play kitchen was purchased from Lowes. We paid $10 dollars for the backing but we only used half of it.


  • Curtains– The fabric was from Joann Fabric.  I bought one yard, I used a 40% off coupon and paid $4.
  • Curtain rod – I bought a wooden dowel from Wal-Mart for a whopping 29 cents!
  • Chalk Board – I re-purposed a cabinet door from Habitat for Humanity Store.  I paid 2 dollars for it.
  • Pots, rolling pin, spatulas, measuring spoons, salt and pepper shakers – I purchased from the dollar store.  Total price for all items $5.
  • Kitchen towel – This is from Kohls, which I got for free from a 10 dollar off any purchase coupon!
  • Refrigerator and oven lights – We bought these ones from amazon for 6 dollars.
  • Phone – This was my first phone when I was growing up. I decided I didn’t need it any more and LOVE the idea that my nieces get to play with it now!


  • Refrigerator Door Handle –  We bought this at Lowes in the hardware department.  It was actually one of our most pricey items.  But I loved the finish and style! This handle was $7.
  •  Oven Door Handle  -This handle was $5.
  • Wood Screws – We bought a multipack from Lowes for $5.
  • Hinges (for the oven door) – We bought coordinating finishes to match the kitchen sink and door hardware from Lowes.  The hindges were 2 dollars.

Paint, Glue and Painting Supplies

  • Gorilla Glue – Bought from Joann’s for 6 dollars.
  • Mod Podge
    – Bought from Joann’s for $10
  • Primer – We used water based primer and bought it at Lowes for $20.
  • Paint – We bought our paint from Lowes; it was $30.  The color we used was Martinique Dawn.
  • Foam Roller 
  • Air Spray Paint Gun – we bought a small one from Ebay for $15.  It worked great for our project (does require an air compressor though).
  • Spray Paint  – I bought white, black and silver at Lowes and Walmart.  Total cost for spray paint was $12.
  • Clear Coat – We bought this at Lowes for $15.
  • Faucet – Bought at Wal-Mart for $10.
  • Sink – We used a bowl purchased for $1 from the dollar store.
  • Door – shelving from Habitat for Humanity Store (included in the shelving price mentioned above).
  • Window – Plexiglass from Lowes.  We ended up using one piece on the front and one on the back.  Each piece cost $2.  We ended up having to buy 4 pieces because it cracks easily when you drill through it.  We warmed up the plexiglass in a bucket of hot water before drilling through it and used a low heat hair dryer while we drilled the holes and the plexiglass didn’t crack!  Our total price was $8 but with this tip I’m sure you could cut that cost in half.
Stove Top
  • Ceiling Fan Plate Covers  – We used these as the stove top burners. I primed them, then painted them charcoal grey. We got these for 75 cents a piece at the Habitat for Humanity Store.
  • Appliance Knob  – We made our own appliance knobs out of these wooden knobs. You can read about how we did that here. 
Utensil Rack and Holder for Curtain Rod
Wood Shop Tools – all of these items we were able to borrow from friends and family.
  • Air compressor- borrowed
  • Table Saw – borrowed
  • Sander-borrowed
  • Jig saw- borrowed
Misc Items
  • Sandpaper We bought 100, 150 and 220 grit aluminum oxide sand paper from Lowes.  Total cost for sand paper was 9 bucks.
  • Picture frame – We bought a plain black picture frame at the dollar store to be the “window” for the play kitchen.
Well I think that is about it!  A lot of supplies, time and effort goes into making a play kitchen. But if you are ready to tackle your first play kitchen, it’s something you can do!  If you haven’t already, read my post on 5 things to consider when making a play kitchen.  It will give you the steps to go for it! When it’s all finished, you’ll be glad you did.
Until our next DIY project, thank you so much for reading and following my journey through my first BIG DIY project.  It was a blast to do and I can’t wait for the next one!
*Note – Some of the links in this post are my referral links. 
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  1. Thanks for all of the info you posted about making a play kitchen. This is definitely useful information to have!

  2. What! That is so darn cool! I’m inspired and want to throw in the towel on DIY all at the same time! I made a DIY list for 2012 and, sadly, have only crossed a few items off the list. Nothing major like THIS kitchen which is so cute and professional looking. Congrats!!! So now I’ll go do one of my projects…like refried!

    • Yes, that play kitchen was a WAY bigger DIY project then I thought it was going to be! I’m so glad that we did do it (mind you my husband did A LOT of the work!). But I have to say I’m looking forward to some easier DIY’s. Oh, don’t be sad, you’re doing what you’ve wanted to tackle this year. GREAT JOB! Keep it up, you’ll look back at the end of year and say WOW look what I was able to do! :) Don’t throw in the towel, keep going! :) I want to try making refried beans too!