Sunny Cupcake Play Kitchen!

My friend and I built this out of white pine, using plans from here. We threw our own changes and special touches on it and used the fridge plans to build a pantry also. We painted it yellow, and used vintage inspired and cupcake fabric prints. I also found a miniature ice cream parlor set on Craigslist. I painted to table top and we upholstered the seats with the same cupcake fabric. A few kitchen accessory kits and VIOLA! My girls LOVE this and it cost under $200 to build. I would recommend building over buying ANYTIME you can! Thank you Ana White and my friend for making my girls' Christmas the best yet!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White Pine
Finish Used
Olympic One Paint+Primer in Golden Slumber. Semi-gloss.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 15:14

They stood there, one staring at the kitchen, one staring at the table set, for like 15 seconds with their jaws dropped. It was priceless. I had so much fun, and it's really so easy to do. As long as you have the tools!


Fri, 03/09/2012 - 07:55

Thank you! I absolutely love this kitchen. I recommend building over the cheaply mass produced ones you can buy at Walmart and Kmart. I'd like to see some pictures of yours too!


Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:45

Hello, I am about to start building this project for my little girl. I am so excited! I was wondering how you did the knobs for the oven and stove. I love them. Do they turn? Did you find an already round piece of wood or did you have to cut it that way? I love love love your kitchen. So creative and so many great ideas! Lots of love went into that I can tell. Thank you for your help!

Tsu Dho Nimh

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 03:03

The knobs look like those "mushroom" cabinert pulls with a line painted on them for the temperature. They seem to have a round settings dial painted behind them.

If you want them to turn, just don't tighten the bolt completely.