Turn a Coffee Table into a LEGO Table

 

how to turn a coffee table into a Lego table! easier than it looks!!

The kind people at Wayfair asked if I would participate in a challenge. I said “sure” and they sent me this fun coffee table and a gift card for my DIY project!

before coffee table

-->> you can find this table HERE<<--

My wheels were spinning and we are a major loving Lego family and so we decided to create a Lego table for the kids! It was really simple…

Lego Table at Ucreate

1. We bought these Lego plates at Toys R Us {the kids wanted green for land and blue for water}. Next we trimmed them with a razor blade so they would fit nicely on the table top.

Build a Lego Table

2. Next, we used contact cement and glued them to the top of the table. These babies are on there for good!

Lego Table Tutorial

Seriously, that’s pretty much it!

The LOVE their new table and have been constantly playing Lego’s the past few days. The husband even joins in once in awhile!

Having a large top to build on…

DIY Lego Table

middle drawers for their finished creations…

lego drawers

…the drawers for holding tons Legos…

building legos

…equals happy kids and hours of entertainment!

lego jets

 

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28 comments:

  1. ooh that wasn't too bad. When I saw your post title, I thought it was one of those, scratch your head, spend hours figuring it all out kind of DIY. But this looks very doable. I want one of those tables for myself. I love making things from those tiny blocks as much as any 5 year old :)

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  2. Jessica E.13:50

    Neat! My son would love this!

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  3. I bought an old coffee table and did the same thing a year ago! I didn't glue them down though because they like to take them off and build at times. But it works the same way. The coffee table I bought had a drawer built into it which is a great place for them to store the little people and fun parts like that.

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  4. I really need to do this for my son. He would really love this!

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  5. i totally love this!! need one in my living room

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  6. I inherited my moms old coffee table this summer. It had a lip all the way around so i had a piece of plywood cut to fit down in and the glued the plates. I also took some of the grey plates and made a road all the way around too. My daughter keeps planning out her lego friends town to play on it.

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  7. This is awesome - My 2 yr old wants one now even though he's still into duplo. Pinning it now!

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  8. Oh, I love it! That table is perfect. We need one of these!

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  9. Oh my gosh I love this!! Our youngest loves loves legos and this would be the deal!! I am pinning immediately!!

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  10. This is SO great Kari!! Love what you did with the table. :)

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  11. Love this! Thank you for the awesome tutorial! We're totally doing this!

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  12. We're totally doing this!! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  13. We did this too! It was way more economical than buying one of those Lego tables! My grandson really enjoyed it and I hope you guys enjoy yours too ;)

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  14. We did the same thing 2 or 3 years ago, with a great coffee table we bought at a thrift store, and my husband added wheels to it so we can move it around. The problem is, that our lego collection has grown and grown...so this no longer is enough space for our boys and their legos. We found a great solution at Ikea that has way more storage for Legos and space to build. But I do love the coffee table lego table- so we have that still too :)

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  15. MY SON WOULD LOVE THIS, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BRILLIANT IDEA :)

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  16. Great idea! I wish I would have thought about doing this for my two Lego loving sons. It would have helped my feet....I know you know how it feels to step on one of those colored bricks! Love your blog! Enjoy your creative day! ~ Vickie

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  17. I bought this table as well, but my lego plates do not go to the end of the t able, did you gave this same problem,and how did you fix it?

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    1. Hi Danaca, We actually trimmed the plates in step one above with an exacto knife to make them line up! Good luck!!

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  18. The base plates are 10"x10". How did you cover 31.5" with three plates?

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    1. We actually trimmed the plates in step one above with an exacto knife to make them line up! Good luck!!

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  19. I understand that, but 30" (3 x 10" plates) cannot be trimmed to yield 31.5" (the width of the table). Did you trim extra strips off of another plate and attach them to cover the remainder of the table's width? Thanks...

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  20. You're right! We did use some of the trimmed pieces! Sorry about that! I'll make sure to add that to the tutorial! Thank you so much!

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  21. Where is the table from? Think its a perfect table!

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    1. Hi Michelle, there's a link right underneath the picture of the table where you can purchase it! I believe its on sale right now, too!!

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  22. hello Kari.
    Do you know if those lego sheets/plates work with lego DUPLO as well?? this is my weekend project ( once the flu is over ) so i was just wondering. thank you. and great job there.

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    1. I've never tried it with the DUPLO but I'm pretty sure this would work on those ,too. Let me know if you decide to do it and how it worked for you!

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    2. They do work with the Duplo LEGOs as well. The pattern is exactly twice as big so it work. I recently did this so I know from experience!

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  23. Hello--this is fantastic. I have everything in my cart and ready to order but wondering how many plates I should order. I have 3 green and 3 blue but you mentioned trimming additional plates. So how many do you think I should order?

    Thanks

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