Looking for a tutorial on how to make your own DIY LEGO TABLE? You are in the right place. Becuase this week I decided to finally make one. It started like this: the kids are fresh out for summer vacation. As part of summer vacation, I always allow them to each purchase a new toy as a reward for all their hard work during the school year. This time, both kids chose LEGO sets, which was pretty awesome. Except the same day they were home, I kept finding LEGOS everywhere. Although they dumped them on the floor in the living room, it was a matter of minutes before those darn things crept their way into the hall. 675 pieces?
Sure..and 500 were about to go under my couch and as a painful reminder of play time in the middle of the night.
As a family that is just now starting to be more involve with LEGOs, I did want to have a place to store them.
And it just so happens we had this old table sitting in the playroom. I bought it a few years ago for crafting and it has long since been shown a lot of destructive love. The paint was chipped, it had melted nail polish on it, and countless amounts of various paints. I really had no idea if this would work, but I figured turning that old unsightly table into a new LEGO table would serve two purposes: Give the LEGOS a home and clean up that ugly table.
Turns out I love the table I made. It was ready to go in under an hour and the kids have been posted on it almost every day, for hours and hours at a time. It’s been wondrous! It’s also the reason I am here writing this post on how to make a DIY LEGO table as it is. They are busy building things.
The only thing I wanted to mention is I just snapped a few cell phone pictures. I didn’t have an intention on making this a blog project but the result has been so positive for our house that I wanted to make sure I shared it for other parents that may be hesitation in this kind of project. It was easy, inexpensive, and if the past few days have been any indication,will be well loved.
DIY Lego Table
And if you are wondering, the kids chose these sets
- LEGO Elves The Water Dragon Adventure
- LEGO Elves The Elves’ Treetop Hideaway
- LEGO Juniors Garbage Truck
Tutorial LEGO TABLE
The first thing you have to do is prep your table. At least I needed to in my case. Mainly I wanted to take off some of that excess crafting material we had on our old table, so I sanded it down with a hand sander. I have one but I borrowed this one from my neighbor cause hers is better.
Once I had the top of the table sanded down, I painted with two coats of the Rustoleum Aged Gray chalk paint. I used this on my office desk makeover and had plenty left. And since I bought gray Baseplates it kinda classed the whole thing up.
Also, if you are wondering, I do use a roasting pan for my paint roller.
It just works well for me on smaller projects.
Lego base plates
Once my paint was dry to the touch, I simply covered the back of my LEGO baseplates with Gorilla Super Glue and carefully centered on my table. I honestly just eyeballed this part. Once they were all three glued, I let dry till I could not move the baseplates. This took about 15 minutes.
Now we took our old ugly corner table and turned it into something we can all enjoy again. The table is extra large so it allows more than one child to hang out and create and so far, its been the center of our family since last Thursday.
I hope this tutorial inspires you to make a LEGO table in your house! Absolutely one of the easiest and most rewarding projects I have done.
As far as storage, I know many lego tables have storage containers that were cut in. I actually have some plans on how to add storage to this table without messing up the work space and I’ll be sharing that in a tutorial (if it works!) later this month.