Thursday, May 10, 2012

Taking Back the Dining Room

Awhile back, I wrote about painting the dining room, my new buffet, and that I'd be doing a dining room reveal soon. But I had to get this problem out of the way:


This is my dining room as it is today. I actually call it the "Lego Room" and it makes me crazy. It looks like the Lego factory exploded in my newly painted/designed dining room...all day, every day. Something needed to change.

I searched Craigs List high and low for a play table, but everything was pretty small for our needs. My oldest is 6.5 and really tall, and his brothers are tall also, so I had to improvise. I found this table, and even though it was more than I usually spend, it was the perfect table top size. A former kitchen table that used to have leaves. This picture was taken after I sanded the's pine and was in pretty rough shape.


I used this table from Pottery Barn Kids as my inspiration because it was a similar shape to the one I'd found. This one is 22" high and I had my father-in-law cut down the legs so that OUR table stands 25" high.


I bought paint pens in blue, green, red, black and white...and using stencils, I went to town. It took 3 nights to finish, but I really like how it turned out.









I'll be moving all of the Legos to their new soon as I find the perfect chairs. I'm actually considering buying adult chairs and cutting THEM down. Stay tuned!


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Cassie Bustamante said...

what a fun table! i love it! my kids playrooom table needs a revamp... one day.

Jennifer said...

It's adorable! I love the colors!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a cute table Allison! And I know all about living in a house filled with legos!

Anonymous said...

Once again - great job!!

Decor & Harmony said...

Aw, I want to come over and play :) Great job Allison!

Meaningful Mama said...

It turned out great. I absolutely love your design. Wonderful work.

Michele said...

Such a cute piece now! Your kids will get years of enjoyment out of your effort. It looks great.

Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil said...

I feel your Lego pain!!! I'm on my way to clean some up right now:0)

Love the table and the cute stencils!!!