AS we’re sure all parents will agree, it’s not always worth spending a small fortune on toys – especially when there’s a new craze our kids are obsessing over almost every day.
One mum who knows a little something about this is Abby Jones.
Posting on the Facebook group Parenting on a Budget, Abby revealed how she made the toy kitchen of her daughter’s dreams – and it only cost a tenner.
Explaining how she did it up, Abby wrote: “Got this kitchen second hand for £10.”
When she first picked it up, the toy kitchen had plain white cupboards and wooden surfaces.
But using some leftover paint and Fablon she already had, Abby gave the toy a new lease of life.
Proudly showing off her handiwork, Abby’s daughter’s toy kitchen has been painted a chic shade of pink and now has marble-effect surfaces and a fake tile splashback.
And to be totally honest, it looks a lot nicer than our actual kitchens.
After painting the sink and handles rose gold, Abby finished off by adding a candle and plant in the storage spaces and popping a sweet “dream” wooden sign on the top.
Her post has racked up over 100 “likes” in the group – and members were amazed by the transformation.
“Looks fab,” one gushed.
“Wow thats amazing,” another added. “I just brought this kitchen brand new and I’m in the middle of doing it up.”
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