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It’s Just An Old, Useless TV Cabinet, Then She Turns It Into An Adorable Play Kitchen

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

I have moved many times in my life, and with every relocation, I’m always amazed at the amount of old furniture I’ve accumulated. Outdated, broken, or just plain unused, these old pieces usually get kicked straight to the curb.

But there’s a new movement called upcycling currently sweeping the globe, and it’s giving old furniture a whole new life — and making me wish I hadn’t thrown out all my old stuff!

And though I’ve seen tons of amazing furniture transformations, none can compete with the incredible DIY you’re about to see. When I saw these end results, I was floored. Who knew repurposed furniture could be this much fun?

Sure, I probably wouldn’t get much use out of this as an adult — but my inner child could play with this for hours!

Do you have any old furniture that could be repurposed or up-cycled? Let us know in the comments below, and please SHARE!

When Debbie realized her old TV cabinet was totally useless, she got a brilliant idea: She would repurpose it into something adorable. While this pictured cabinet isn't Debbie's, it's very similar to how hers looked before she began.

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She started the transformation by first removing all the hinges, handles, and knobs. She then gave the entire cabinet a good cleaning.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

Next, she primed and painted the cabinet. She chose a bright, fresh teal color.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

Once her paint had dried, she traced circles onto the cabinet using an upside-down bowl.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

After it was traced, Debbie cut the circle out with a jigsaw. She then cut another hole above that.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

Next, she picked a cute fabric and got to sewing.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

For the next step, she attached vinyl, craft foam, and the cabinet's old knobs to the interior surface of the cabinet.

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When she was finished, her old entertainment center had become an adorable kids' play kitchen! But Debbie didn't stop there.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

Her next step was to rotate the play kitchen, turning her attention to the neglected back. She started the cabinet's next transformation by drilling pilot holes.

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She then coated that section with chalkboard paint — while building out the rest with plywood. This made all the sections flush.

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She then gave the raw, unfinished edges a nice trim.

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She made a cute window frame, too.

diy play kitchen repurposed furniture

After that, she grabbed a new piece of lumber, painted it white, attached some hinges, and started chiseling it down.

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That piece of wood would become a lunch counter, perfect for her new retro diner! I would have loved to have this as kid, wouldn't you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Please SHARE if you think this DIY play kitchen is just amazing!