1. Existing BESTA white Frame with shelves
2. BESTA Shelf – white 16×56
3. LAPPVIKEN door – white 60×38
4. LAPPVIKEN door – green/grey 60×38
5. BYGEL rail – 55cm
6. BYGEL container – white
7. BYGEL hooks – white
8. DUKTIG playsets
1. Stainless steel water tap
2. Stainless steel ice-cream tray (sink)
3. Black acrylic plate
4. Stove knobs x2
5. Mini toaster oven
6. Door handle
7. LED cocktail coasters x2
8. LED push light
My kids liked the DUKTIG play kitchen which was not only costly but way bulky considering we did not have the luxury of space.
So I decided to build a better one, into their existing BESTA toy cabinet. This was my first hack ever and my first time using jigsaw.
The countertop was made from LAPPVIKEN green/grey door. I did not use the BESTA shelf for the countertop as I wanted the countertop to sit on top of the oven cabinet instead of within the cabinet. I used a mini stainless steel tap and a rectangular stainless steel ice-cream pan as the sink. The stove top was made from cut-out black acrylic plate with two LED cocktail coasters (auto lit up with weight) which I completed with print-out photo of a burner.
Now comes the oven and the door. I used LAPPVIKEN white door, cut into half. Then lined a PVC U-edging channel around the sides of the door to hide the exposed particleboard and my terrible workmanship. Next, cut a hole to fit the oven. The oven was actually a real mini toaster oven. The oven panel was screwed directly onto the 2 shelves inside the cabinet. I used 2 stove knobs to fill up the empty space in between the oven and the sink. The kids love turning the knobs by the way. The other half of the door was hinged to the frame and completed with a stainless steel pull bar (love that they can hang their little kitchen towel on it).
Lastly, I fixed a BESTA half shelf for the pantry and BYGEL rail, container and hook and a push LED light right under the shelf. Completed with DUKTIG kitchenwares and there it is, our very own mini kitchen!!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.