When I snapped this photo of the tight little play kitchen in front of the ballroom at the Elizabeth City, NJ Ikea store, I assumed I'd just hop online and find the cabinet components and a play kitchen accessory pack. But no.
These nearly cube-shaped cabinet modules are about 18-20", just the right height for kids. Any idea what they are?
update like 10 minutes later: Wow, that was fast. I was waiting to call the store when it opened at 10:00, but Melissa from Ikea's US office emailed to say those are VATTERN bathroom cabinets outfitted with a food prep bowl and some kitchen hardware. The oven door's still a mystery, though. Thanks!
Meanwhile, in other Play kitchen hacked from Ikea news, Ohdeedoh recently posted one mom's $50 solution, which starts with a RAST bedside table and a few bits of 1/4-inch ply.
Also, from a now-lost 2005 Windsor Peak forum post, comes a play kitchen made from IVAR shelving. Inventive, if you have extraneous IVAR lying around and like the shipping palette aesthetic, you're golden. But if I'm spending $200 and still kitchenhacking, I'd rather start with a pair of Via Toy Box cubes and bases.