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Mud Kitchen Fun Using Old Wardrobes
So little man has wanted a mud kitchen for absolutely ages. Outdoor play is fab for kids. Anything that gets them away from the screen. Read on for how we built a mud kitchen using an old desk. Other posts you might like: 7 Mud Kitchen Essentials You Absolutely Need to Get Now! and How to Make a Mud Kitchen on a Budget!
Now when we moved in, there were some rather large wardrobes in the guest room which were built in. I wanted to remove them because they took up quite a bit of room and would mean we couldn’t get the guest double bed in. So out they came. And what was left provided the perfect “shell” for the mud kitchen 🙂 So we did cheat a little bit but you have to understand that Mr D and I are useless when it comes to DIY. We are beyond useless. We typically don’t attempt anything unless it involves just a lick of paint.
But Mr D felt confident that with the right tools, he could accomplish great things. And he only bloody did! Check it out!
If you want to make your own mud kitchen, here are some tips and pointers which helped us create this super-duper cool one!
If you’re not good at DIY, try using something pre-built as a base
An old book shelf, desk or chest of drawers would work. Here we sliced off the legs of the desk to lower it and then did the same with a book shelf. We then joined both together with a few nails and some of that no nails stuff.
Do some YouTube prep!
It goes without saying, there is so much out there these days to help with these types of projects. Mr D took a look at the best way to cut the wood and make the holes to hold the sinks. Basically a jigsaw drill is what we needed. And these things are a revelation to me! It really is brilliant! I had visions of Mr D spending the whole weekend slaving over the desk with a regular saw.
Have all you need to hand
Use a good paint
Paint your wood a fab colour which will protect it from the elements. And let’s face it, with the summer going the way it is, it will probably need a third coat by the end of July 😉
Use Pinterest to give you some ideas but think outside the box. Don’t have pool noodles to use as pipes? Simply use some old hose pipe.
Sprinkler water system – the top of a watering can.
Dog Bowls For Sinks
The sinks are simply large pet food bowls.
And voila, your very own mud kitchen – up and ready for hours of summer fun 🙂 Or rainy mud fun.
Don’t forget to pin these pics for later to inspire you to make your very own mud kitchen!