I'm sure moms of boys can relate when I say, legos are taking over my house. I step on them, I vacuum them up, I sit on them, sometimes I even purposely throw them away. I have recently banned them all to the playroom on the third floor. Of course, every once in a while, a few will mysteriously make their way downstairs to, once again, get stepped on by me.
Our playroom is carpeted, which makes lego building somewhat challenging. I have come across some really neat lego tables on-line. In an effort to save money, I decided to make one myself. I started with this coffee table that came with some outdoor furniture we purchased last year. The set came with two tables and I wasn't using either one of them.
We had a piece of MDF in the garage which was leftover from a DIY headboard project. I had my husband attach the MDF to the table base with screws and bolts.
Having three kids and extra kids here all the time, sharp corners always make me nervous. I got out the trusty jigsaw and rounded all the corners and then I gave the entire thing a light sanding.
The next step was to prime the top. I rolled on the primer with a four inch foam roller. It happened to be beautiful outside today so my four year old and three of his friends did circles around me on their scooters the entire time I was working on this project.
The top coat was, of course, chalkboard paint. I know it must seem like I whip out my chalkboard paint every other day, but it is such a great product for so many projects. I thought it would be fun if the kids could draw different scenes on the table. Once the table was finished, I asked my four year old and his friend if they wanted me to draw something for them. Of course, I was thinking maybe a tree lined street with some pretty flowers. Then they could build a cute little house out of legos.
Not quite what they had in mind. The had concocted some giant lego ship an they wanted some water, hot lava, a tornado and fire coming out of the water.
I would love to stumble upon some large baskets that fit perfectly underneath to store the legos in, but for now, these bins I had on hand will do the trick.
The kids seem to approve.
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