After she bought the Heart Lake Lego mat, I decided enough was enough…..and resigned myself to the fact this isn’t a short lived phase. Since they will be with us for a while, we should organize and centralize. So we made a ‘Lego Table’ for them.
We made the table tall enough for totes to easily slide under it and I used grooved trim on each end so she can insert instructions while assembling new Lego kits.
It was a very easy project made from 2×4’s and plywood. Instead of the mat, large Lego plates can be used and easily secured to the table with construction adhesive.
I also liked this Lego Playhouse http://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/04/lego-playhouse.html -but made my daughter’s Lego table a height at which she could comfortably sit while building.
When we bought our vacant foreclosure there were two white shelves attached to the family room wall. One was destroyed when the plumber had to tear it out and cut out part of the wall to replace pipes that had frozen and were now acting as sprinklers in our walls. The other was taken down, painted, and put in our daughters room-which she had no problem (and a lot of fun) filling.
Black paint from the mismatch section at Walmart & Shelf liner finished it nicely!