How to add a splashback to the Ikea Duktig play kitchen
How do I add the splashback to my Ikea kitchen? A question I get asked all the time!
Here’s a blog which explains how to add a backing to your kitchen in a few easy steps.
First things things first, no, the Ikea Duktig kitchen does not come with a backing to apply our wallpaper splashback to, so you have to make one yourself.
We chose to make our backing from corflute (it cost $6 from Bunnings), as ours will be taken on and off regularly for styling. For a more permanent option, choose ply or MDF from your local hardware store.
You can cover the large section (marked in blue) or the smaller section (marked in red).
Blue section measurements: 49.5cm HEIGHT x 68cm WIDTH
Red section measurements: 31.5cm HEIGHT x 68cm WIDTH
Wallpaper splashback size: 31cm HEIGHT x 66cm WIDTH
If using ply or MDF, ask your local hardware to cut it to size for you.
If using corflute, you will need to cut it to size yourself.
We purchased corflute in this size:
Pop the corflute up against the kitchen.
Use your grey lead pencil to trace a cut line (or just add the lines with a ruler based on our measurements above). Trace it so you only have to cut x2 edges:
Cut the corflute with a metal ruler, stanley knife and cutting board (do as I say, not as I do... a metal ruler and cutting board are safer)
Check it fits! Yep, perfect 👌
Get someone to hold the corflute in place (or attach it with tacks), then on the inside of the kitchen mark a line with your grey lead pencil along each side of the corflute. We are doing this to work out where to stick the splashback (or just mark your lines using our measurements above)...
See the grey lead line here?
Peel, stick and smooth!
Peel the wallpaper back a small way from the backing sheet, line it up with the grey lead line, then stick into the correct position, smooth with your clean hand firmly and repeat! Reposition as needed.
All stuck on in less than 1 minute!
Attach the corflute to the back of the kitchen however you please. We used thumb tacks (but we are with our kids in the playroom at all times, they are never unsupervised in this space. If you are not with your kids at all times, tacks may not be the safest option due to swallowing hazard). You could also use strong double sided tape, liquid nails or nail it into place. It depends how permanent you want it to be.
And viola! It’s finished. Our kitchen reveal is coming soon (don’t worry, I will not be revealing it with these chipped handles!)
Did you know we have everything you need to hack your Duktig kitchen?
1/ A full decal set to cover the front of the kitchen! Available in several colourways. We used Blush.
2/ A wallpaper splashback - comes cut to size 31cm (h) x 66cm (w). Choose from over 100 designs!
3/ A wallpaper piece to cover the rear of the kitchen - comes as x1 large piece, simply trim to size as desired. This option allows you to turn the back of your kitchen into a market stand.
4/ A wallpaper piece to cover the cupboard door (right side) - comes cut to size.
5/ Wallpaper for the box shelves - select x1 A4 sheet per shelf, and simply trim to size.
6/ A wallpaper bench top - select x1 60cm (h) x 90cm (w) sheet, and simply trim to size.
7/ We have recently lauched new faux rattan peel and stick wallpaper! Available in several colourways. A popular use is to cover the perspex sections on the microwave and oven! Looks so good and it takes less than 1 minute to apply!
1/ Add new handles from your fave insta store, local hardward store, or these leather handles from IKEA:
2/ Add our kitchen accessories pack.
3/ You may like to spray paint your handles, sink, tap and hanging rack, but do seek advice about how to prepare the surfaces before painting.
Duktig play kitchen:
Blush Duktig decals:
Glassy wallpaper splashback by Blond Noir: coming soon to our website