IKEA Supermarket DIY {under $50}

November 16, 2010 |  by  |  Before & After, Blog, DIY, Ikea Love

Part of Louisa’s new room was to build a play kitchen.

The original idea was to purchase a play kitchen/ supermarket . We looked around in stores, but everything we saw, was either too small, too expensive or too plasticy.

So we decided to take this in our own hands and purchased 3 IKEA Babord Shoe Racks, $9.99, a couple of 2x4s, some fabric and various accessories (baskets, plastic fruits, miniature cans and bottles,…).

This is how it turned out:

And here the  Step-by-Step instructions:

{IKEA Babord Shoe Racks, $9.99}

{Attach the 2x4s at the corner with screws}

{half way done!}

{the same thing with the back, just add one more shoe rack on top}

{Staple the IKEA fabric to the horizontal beam}

{Cut out a sign for the market}

{paint it and add all the accessories}

{We attached the sign with string}

{Done! Cost under $50, accessories are all from the Dollar Store, Miniature Food is from World Market}

Did you do a DIY Play Kitchen or grocery store? Upload a photo in the comments below!

More DIY play kitchens are here (they are all awsome!)

Have a fab day everyone!

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//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts.

  2. Hello this is a great post. I was curious if I can reprint some of it on my own blog? I would obviously link back to it so my readers could view the complete article on your site. Please let me know if that’s fine with you. Thanks either way. :)

  3. Hi just thought its interesting.. This is twice now i’ve landed on your blog in the last 2 days searching for completely unrelated things. Spooky or what?

  4. This is awesome!!! I don’t have kids yet but certainly will make this adorable supermarket for the future ones! :)

    Love the blog!
    Luciana recently blogged..Mac &amp cheese

  5. This is wonderful! I have been wanting to get a play kitchen and have felt the same way about most of the options out there, this is perfect and cost effective! I cant wait to make this! Thank you for sharing, your blog is wonderful!

  6. I have been looking for ideas on how to make a grocery store for my kids playhouse, thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Love the market idea! We were looking for a way to store/display all our kids wooden food. I’m also in Canada, but I don’t see those shoe racks or anything comparable online – maybe they are only in store?

  8. Thank you so much for posting this wonderful tutorial. I had a couple of those Ikea shoe racks for years and I ended up using them to make my very own market for my kids. They love it!!

    I blogged about it and linked to your instructions here: http://www.blueberryjunkie.com/?p=777

  9. I LOVE this idea, we’ve been trying to find an idea like this for our little guy who loves to pretend to shop. But these shoe racks aren’t available at Ikea anymore, any thoughts on something we could use instead?
    Dee recently blogged..{RFam} Littleton Colorado Family Photographer

  10. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, somebody with a bit originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the web!

  11. I like your design and site structure

  12. What a great idea!!
    I made a playkitchen out of IKEA’s RAST-Table, you can take a look at my blog: http://mammacrafted.blogspot.it/2012/06/ich-baue-eine-kinderkuche.html

    Next year: definetely a supermarket! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. love it ! :D looks so good!

    here’s a kithcen I made out of a small nightstand/table


  14. Thanks for sharing! This is soooo awesome! My girls will love it!! I think I may do a small section on it as well so they can play with their 18″ dolls on it too :))

  15. What an excellent idea..! and not only to build a shop or a kitchen for your kids, but also your own real market stand or simply a rack in your own kitchen, garden or winter garden.. Loving it!!!!!!
    Van recently blogged..My first Chrismtas present!


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