I saw a meme recently that went something like this…
There are 3 levels of pain…
- Mild pain
- Excruciating pain
- Stepped-on- Lego pain
If you have a Lego loving son or daughter, you probably know what I’m talking about. I mentioned in a previous post that Nate is obsessed with Lego, and whilst I love the educational value it gives; Lego spread from one end of the room to the other was doing.my.head.in… not to mention stepping on tiny pieces during the night…..fffffaaaaaaar out! As part of Nate’s Big Boy Bedroom Makeover, I decided that we really needed to get on top of the ‘Lego Situation’. After a little Pinteresting, this is what I came up with…
This really is a super simple DIY job that will only take you a couple of hours (mainly putting together the Ikea frame!)
Ikea Trofast frame and drawers
Lego storage table labels (click this link to download the PDF of the labels I used… or make your own)
Once I had the Ikea Trofast frame together (which with ever-so-helpful 5 and 3 years olds takes quite some time!), the actually-ever-so-helpful hubby found a tube of silicon adhesive in the shed, and we used that to stick down the Lego base plates. The only trick here is to hold the baseplates together with another piece of Lego because if you butt them up against each other, the ‘dots’ (what do you call them? bumps?) don’t line up, and you won’t be able to put Lego across the gap. I wasn’t fussed that the plates didn’t cover the whole table… but if you wanted to get fussy you could buy three plates and cut one down to size… We put some heavy toy boxes on top of the base plates for a day or two and banned the kids from touching it…keeping the kids off the table was probably the most challenging part of the whole project!
After a bit of thinking and discussion with Nate about how to organise his Lego – we came up with 9 labels (in a Lego font of course!), printed them out and stuck them down with some contact. (You can download the PDF file of these labels above).
Ok… so on second thoughts… the most challenging part of the project was then sorting every….single…..piece of Lego into those 9 drawers… it seriously took me a couple of hours!
Needless to say, Nate (and Avie) LOVE the ‘Lego table’. They have already spent countless hours playing at it (often before they manage to get out of their pjs), it is easy to find the ‘right bits’, and best of all…his Lego is ‘reasonably’ contained! No Lego injuries have been reported recently! WIN WIN.
If you are thinking of giving your child’s bedroom a makeover, be sure to take time for careful planning! Achieving an awesome room that your child loves starts with a great plan. For some great tips, read my FREE GUIDE ‘Top 5 Tips for Planning a Kid’s Room Makeover’ delivered straight to your inbox… just pop your email address below.
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See you next time…Keep Chasing…
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