Friday, July 12, 2013

LEGO Table

I have been in major build mode this week. I have stepped away from the sewing machine, and have been trying my hand at power tools. I have had so much fun, and I LOVE that my husband keeps a well stocked garage:o)

I have had this table in the attic for about two years. I purchased it from a local yard sale page for $5. It was an awkward sort of table and very dated, but when inexpensive furniture presents itself to me, I buy immediately and ask questions later...it's not always the best approach, but my approach, nonetheless;o)
A couple of nights ago, we were all in the playroom building LEGO scenes, and that's when the idea struck me that E needed a LEGO table. 
And, so it was.
This was the before..a very dated, very drab piece of furniture.
 I used a jig saw to cut out the top....very LOUD, I might add...and, no I was not wearing any ear protection.
It was a hot and humid day, so the red spray paint didn't want to dry. I had to spray a coat, and then bring it inside between coats. My house smelled delightful...NOT! If you follow along on Facebook, you got to see what red over spray will do to blonde hair. I'm happy to report that Dawn dish washing liquid stripped the paint right out of my hair, thankfully!!
I found the LEGO plate at Target for $14.99.  The plate was attached to the base of the table with liquid nails, and trimmed out with quarter round.
I'm so happy with the end result, and so is E.
 Now it's the perfect little end table.
And if you're wondering...those are marker lines on the side of the couch...it's a playroom..anything goes, or so it would seem:o)


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25 comments:

Birdie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the greatest idea ever! I keep seeing these old telephone tables at yard sales and now I know what to do with it! I love the colour too!

Kelly Howard said... Best Blogger Tips

Just perfect! We made a BIG table for my youngest son years ago, but my granddaughters are intimidated by its size. They would LOVE this one!

Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so awesome! I am now kicking myself because I almost bought a table just like that but it was more than $5!) but I had no idea what I would do with it. That is ADORABLE!

Danielle @ 2 Little Superheroes said... Best Blogger Tips

This is brilliant!

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am beside myself... this is one of the best ideas I've seen online! And you executed it beautifully

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute idea!

Tricia said... Best Blogger Tips

That is just awesome!! I have an almost identical table to do this with too! I love the bright red too!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you know where the basket came from? It is the perfect size!

Jenny Romaine said... Best Blogger Tips

This is brilliant! Such a great idea and you did a beautiful job on it!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome idea. And if you wanted to know, rubbing alcohol will get that marker out.

Momo said... Best Blogger Tips

This is just awsome!

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a great idea! Love it!

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Featuring YOU today over on my blog! :) Thanks for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

Bridget from Refined Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute, what a clever and creative way to use that old table and make a play space for your son. I will be sharing this on my Facebook page.

Mountain View Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love this ideas! I'm now following your blog so I see what else you come up with. Thanks!

Angie Chavez said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'll be featuring you at the party next week!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! So cute! I saw one of these by the side of the road the other day. Too bad I didn't grab it to make a little play area for my daughter's Polly Pockets!!

Terry Moore said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the most creative and adorable table that I have seen in a long time. Way to go!

LESLIE said... Best Blogger Tips

This is super creative! I love this idea. Way to go!

Suzan Sweatman said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea !!!
Visiting from Craftionary ( congrats on your well earned feature :)
Now very happily following you!
Hugs from Montreal,
Suzan

The Pin Junkie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I saw this project on Craftionary and had to come over to check it out! I pinned too!

Phat Quarters said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an awesome idea & I can't wait to try it myself! Thank you for the inspiration! :D

Jem said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! It inspires me since I have two tables just like this one in my garage waiting to be repurposed. Thanks!

Stacey Merrill said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! Most creative makeover ever

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey there,
I loved this idea when I first saw it sometime back. I'm working on a grand baby room to inspire my daughters , lol and I lucked out last Saturday at a yard sale and scored one of these tables for $2 and would like to do the same as you. Could you please tell me where you found the basket to fit?? Would greatly appreciate it!