DIY – Play Shop


This is perhaps the best value for money craft for me yet! Would you believe me if I told you I bought only one plank of wood for this whole project? That’s not to say that all it took was one plank of wood. I used pretty much all of the left-over junk that I kept “just in case”! This post is for all hoarders out there! Eventually, that old shelf, some coffee table legs and odd pieces of wood that are just too good to be binned, become something else, entirely fabulous in its own right.

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This is my take on the Play Shop (aka Pretend store). Check out the pieces that found second life in this little number.SAM_6426

The top panel going across is a bit of an Ikea changing table. Two black brackets are from a shelf that has been re-purposed. There is a white shelf that is really old and just not good enough for indoor use. Two bits of wood used for the slanted shelves are actually chest of drawers front panels. Legs are made from some part of old garden furniture. I kept it all and used it all!


Design and construction are not the most “out-there” creations, however, I think the pieces I had have been utilised to the mostest!

The end result made a couple little ones super happy!


This little shop boasts wide range of products – from cake to veggiest to dairy to canned foods.


These really cool hooks with round picture frames display some of our favourite chocolate wrappers.


Cute little basket replaces shopping basket…


Little hands aligning little carrots, free pattern and tutorial for which are found here:


The top panel was painted with a black chalk board paint. I love chalk board paint!


Some crates and weighing scales for decoration, and – let the kids out!


Make it and love it!

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