Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Living the "Lego Life"


Before I can even talk about the project we did today, I must explain that Lil Monkey has a deep and unwavering  addiction to Legos. It's funny, because he had the Dulpo Legos (large blocks) for more than 2 years and never really played with them. He played with Legos at my parents house, but I really though that we would totally skip over the Lego phase - but at 4 1/2 years old his interest kicked in and we've been drowning in Legos ever since.

As you can see we are almost literally drowing in Legos, and this doesn't include the 6 gallon-sized bins that he has stacked in the corner.

You may remember his birthday party was Lego Super Hero themed, but with the price of Legos I though for sure we'd get a lot more super heros and ninja turtles and other toys. Alas, again I was wrong. Not counting the ones my aunt and husband got him, he got 6 or 7 Lego sets for his birthday. We were overrun.


I'd searching for Lego tables since he took over our coffee table and recently my husband had started to design one in his head. Well, Spring Break is here and since my husband is only working a few days this week (no school) he decided to make one. I just didn't realize it was a 7-foot table! & feet by 6 feet to be exact.

It was actully quite easy to make, only took about 3 hours to make. We made 2 U-shaped tables. They were 7 feet long, and 3 feet wide, with a 1x5-foot hole in the middle.

I'll try to draw up a photo showing the design and post it tomorrow, but here's a picture timeline of our woodworking adventure.








We put a clear semi-gloss polyurethane coat on the table before assembling, but I think it'd look great stained or painted as well. We bought higher-quality wood and the project cost about $80 total. Once we get all the Lego set up, I'll post an update, but I was just so excited to share what creative adventures we're having at The Teacup Cottage.

Until our next cup of tea ...


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