I love repurposing furniture. I love it even more when I get a stellar deal! I recently went to a local thrift store and got this table for $10. It is solid! I think it was a coffee table in a former life, but it was the perfect size to turn into a lego table for my kids.
I brought it home and sanded it. Next it got 2 coats of this cool blue spray paint. Then I waited for it to dry.
I had all of these creative plans to add trays and turn this into the coolest lego table ever. I brought the table in from outside and set it in the playroom. I went to go cook dinner, and heard all of this giggling. Hmmm….I went to go see what was going on. The kids brought the legos, lego plates, and stools and were already playing. They couldn’t tell me thank you enough and how much they loved their lego table.
Now, here I am scratching my head. I told them they were welcome, but that I wasn’t done yet. They all looked at me like Mom was an Alien. To them it was done, and it was awesome! Sometimes apparently less is more. So I went with it. We have just enough of these Green Lego Base Plates to cover the top. Amazon has them for the best price I have seen. You can also order Blue Lego Base Plates.
I got this rolling storage container to go underneath of the table to hold the legos. It was actually one drawer taller, but (FYI) the drawers just snap apart. So I snapped off one of the larger drawers and it fit perfect.
And I put 2 cup hooks to hold these cute tins for legos, crayons, etc.
I chose not to glue the baseplates down for now. My kids are loving this table for so many things, including art projects, coloring, and more. This is one project where mom was wrong, and the kids love the simplicity and the flexibility of the table. It was already totally worth the roughly $20 I spent. They have played with it every day since. And my feet thank me because I haven’t stepped on a single lego all week!