Coffee Table Kitchen {Wayfair DIY Challenge}

by Chris on November 6, 2012

Well, hello! I’ve been pretty swamped lately, but I’m back with a fun project! I was asked by Wayfair to participate in a DIY project with them. Knowing how much I loooove Wayfair, it was a no-brainer! The challenge? Choose one of three items and transform it.

play kitchen tutorial

I selected the Furinno Espresso Living Coffee Table. It’s pretty darn cute, but I knew exactly how this was going to turn out. When I asked my daughter if she thought a little girl would like a kitchen from the table, she replied, “Well….I’m a little girl.” Guess she wanted a kitchen!


So here are the supplies. I purchased the knobs and faucet at Menards (a local home improvement store), the bowl at Target, and the paper and wood coasters at Hobby Lobby. While I didn’t necessarily want to drive all over for the supplies, my goal was to spend as little as possible!

coffee table supplies

I used a jigsaw to cut out the sink (bowl) and faucet hole and used a bead of adhesive to keep it steady. The “burners” were just spray painted black. The silver metallic paper did NOT work out the way I had hoped. I couldn’t get it trimmed out cleanly, so I brought out my super-secret weapon. Aluminum foil. I Mod Podge’d it and it worked like a charm.

coffee table kitchen

I bought a little hand towel at a local store and hung it onto an inexpensive hook, and it certainly adds a pop of color that she loves.

play sink

Because my little one is “too big for plastic plates”, we went to the consignment store for some teacups (a favorite!) and small plates.

table kitchen

And finally, the canvas bins are a perfect spot for all her food and cooking utensils.

play food

I’m so pleased with how it turned out—and more importantly—my daughter loves it! She’s been playing with it all week, so I’d say it was a good transformation in her book!

DIY play kitchen

A special thanks to Wayfair for including me in this challenge! It was fun, and my little one sure appreciates it! Be sure to follow Wayfair on Pinterest and/or Facebook for news and products.

Disclaimer—Wayfair provided me with the cute table, and provided a giftcard to purchase the supplies for this project. All opinions are 100% my own.



Dream Mom November 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Wow, that is soooo cute! Love the pop of color in the towel. And the best part is that your daughter loves it. Gosh, I can see so many girls loving this project!

Chris November 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Thank you, Dream Mom! It took a minute to figure out what I wanted to do with it, but I’m glad it’s done! :)

Kim @ Plumberry Pie November 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

This is the most creative use of the Wayfair challenge I’ve seen. Way to think outside the box!

Chris November 6, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Oh gosh, Kim. Thank you! What a nice thing to say!

Jill Flory November 7, 2012 at 7:55 am

That is just so cute and fun. I need to start pinning all these great kid ideas for when I have grandkids! My ‘baby’ turns 7 next week and we are pretty well past the fun toys stage!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} November 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hello! This is darling!!! What a cute idea. I love the sink and I am sure your daughter loves it. Smart cookie, my friend.

Helen Valenzuela (aka ValenzMom) November 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

That is the cutest idea for the re-use of a coffee table I’ve ever seen! How incredible creative and inventive you are. I’m definately going to have to steal, er, um, borrow this idea from you ;) since we have 3 grandkids, too. Love it!

Adventuresindinner November 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Oh my goodness! My little kiddo is going to have a cow! I’ve been looking on Pinterest at all the former tv cabinets but this is so much easier for me to do. C:

shelley November 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Oh My! That is brilliant and beautiful!!

Monica November 7, 2012 at 5:28 pm

This is so cool…what a wonderful idea to use a coffee table for a child’s kitchen…showing this one to my sister! November 8, 2012 at 2:40 am

With all the time I spend reading blogs as editor for I am sometimes truly amazed at people’s creativity and this is a prime example of why I love my job. This is such a cool idea!

Vanessa November 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

I love this idea! Turned out great!!!


nicole November 9, 2012 at 12:10 am

I love everything about it! Adorable and fun! Great stuff!

Barbara Grooms November 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm

What an ingenious idea! You did a great job. Olivia must be so proud to have such a creative mother. It is too cute and Ilove the bowl sink idea and the canvass storage. Enjoy Olivia.

Ashli November 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Wow, what a great idea! I am definitely pinning this for any future kiddos :)

Chris November 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thank you, Ashli!

OurDreamHouseDIY November 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Love the finished product! You are so creative :-)
On a side note. Any inside scoop on where to get some great fabric in Michigan? I am refinishing a dining set and want to re-cover the chairs. I have been to a couple fabric store chains and just can’t find anything that is jumping out at me! HELP!!

Chris November 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Are you kidding me? A good fabric place has eluded me for years! I WISH I could help you! Frustrating, isn’t it? I don’t live in the Detroit area, but I’ve heard they have a couple of places. I don’t even want to know since I live so far away. :) Good luck! If you find anything, by all means let me know!

OurDreamHouseDIY November 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm

OH NO!!! I was afraid you were going to say that! I am not TOO far from Detroit. I might have to take a road trip and check it out. I just hate to order anything online without seeing it in person. Ugggghhh, the stress of it all ;)


Stephanie November 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

What an awesome idea! My daughter has been wanting a kitchen and this is perfect! I don’t have a table but I have all the wood to make one exactly like it! Thanks for the inspiration! Love all your ideas!

Chris November 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Thank you so much, Stephanie!! Good luck with it!!

Brenda @ DIY Home Decor Blogs December 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

What a cute transformation!

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