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How To Make A LEGO Table In 6 Easy Steps

So easy and so cute!

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LEGOs are among my kids’ favorite toys, but gosh they are messy.

In our house it goes something like this: Step 1) Dump giant plastic tub of bricks directly onto carpet and Step 2) Scatter. Inevitably, someone (me) ends up stepping on one and crying real actual tears because it hurts so bad. I often think this is god’s way of punishing me for yelling at my girls, but I digress.

If LEGOs are a hit in your house, but you don’t enjoy stepping on them, you may consider building a LEGO table.

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Getty Images | Ben Pruchnie

Ashley from Domestic Imperfection describes how to construct one from an old coffee table, and I am impressed.

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Getty Images | Dan Kitwood

Follow these simple instructions for LEGO table perfection.

1. Find an old coffee table.

It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just make sure the table you score is sturdy.

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Domestic Imperfection

2. Sand and paint the table.

You’ll want to give the old table a fresh start.

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Consider choosing a fun color, like this bright red used by Fussy Monkey Business.

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Fussy Monkey Business

3. Buy enough baseplates to cover the top.

Though before you buy the baseplates, you’ll need to decide what type of LEGOs your table will sport: classic or DUPLO. Then purchase enough 10″x 10″ sheets to cover it, recognizing that some cutting will be required.

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4. Measure and fit the sheets using LEGOs to connect them.

This is important. You may be inclined to simply glue the sheets flush against each other, but that would be a mistake.

Line your sheets up using Legos to connect them to be sure your bricks will snap easily onto the finished table.

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Domestic Imperfection

5. Glue baseplates to the table.

Once your baseplates are connected using Lego bricks it’s time to glue them down. Expert crafters recommend Mod Podge or Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.

If you want the table to blend in with your decor, choose a more neutral color, as Fancy Ashley has done (below).

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Fancy Ashley

6. Organize with cute baskets.

Arrange LEGO-filled baskets under the table.

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Getty Images | Dan Kitwood

Those of us who can’t help ourselves will use these baskets to organize by color, shape and size.

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