Solid wood with a drawer that functions well and $10. Sold. I made my purchase and headed home with my treasure.
Isn't she loverly? In an elegant 70's sort of way? So I went straight to work wiping it down, taking off the hardware and lightly sanding the gloss down a bit.
Look'n purdy. I next applied my chalk paint. The top is Behr Powdered Snow (with water and plaster added of course to get that wonderful texture it creates when dry) the rest I painted Behr Gray Morning (also with water and plaster added). Are you guessing where I'm going with all of this yet?
Next I found the center of the table and marked it. I didn't give a second coat of paint to the center of the table for reasons that will unfold here shortly.
Lego Table! I ordered the Lego plates from Amazon, applied liquid nails to the back of them and centered them on the table. Why are there Legos on there you ask? To make sure that the plates lined up. I feel a wee bit guilty about this next part, but, not really.
I added some girly looking acrylic knobs to it. I couldn't help myself. After all the table is out in the open so it might as well look nice right?
The little guy didn't seem to mind the knobs at all. Didn't even look at 'em.
Some of his Legos fit in the drawer and the rest are in a box that easily slides out from underneath the table. I love it! Instead of Legos all over our floor he builds on the table so for the most part that's where they stay. More importantly he loves it! My favorite part of this entire project was the cost.
- Table: $10
- Lego plates: $20
- Paint: I already had so Free 99 baby
We now live in a safe mine-free home, unless you count the other toys that get left on the floor.