It’s funny how some things are meant to be. My friend, Sue is a buyer for Shoppe No. 5. Sometimes she will come across an item she thinks will work. This time she bought a very plain bed tray. Then I saw an idea on Pinterest, Kara, who blogs at The Joys of Boys shows how to create a cute LEGO tray. I immediately knew what to do with the plain tray. So this is how to DIY a LEGO table the easy way. I figured this is perfect for the grandparents to have on hand for when the grandchildren visit.
Of course I wiped the tray down with cleaner and then lightly sanded the wooden frame of the tray. The LEGO base plates are in the primary colors of blue and green so I decided to use the rest of the colors from the color wheel, red, orange, yellow and purple.
I decided the best product for this project is Poppies Paint Powder. One reason is because I already had the colors I needed in paint samples but more importantly since this project is for a child I wanted to make sure the paint would be safe. Poppies Paint Powder is made with food and pharmaceutical grade minerals and the wax is an all-natural beeswax.
So let’s get started. I taped off the tray part and mixed up a small amount of the purple paint. To mix a small amount it is 1 part powder, mix with a little water and 4 parts paint. The paint literally glides on. I used artist brushes since the area is small. It took a total of three coats plus some touch up where I was a little sloppy.
Then on to the next color, red. Red is such a bold color a little goes a long way.
I used orange on the pieces that connect the tray legs to each other and the final color, yellow on the legs.
I ordered the plates and worked on the tray while I was waiting for the delivery. The cool thing is the company emailed me the instructions to install the plates on my project. I love a company with good customer service. The link is below.
In order to make sure the base plates will work you have to have LEGO bricks. Lucky for me I bought a small package and had a piece to use as a guide. Then a friend let me borrow some of her little boys LEGO bricks. I did discover the tray is not perfectly square so after I glued down the plates I took a small brush and painted out the white space in the purple.
I was so pleased with how to DIY a LEGO table the easy way. And to make it even easier you don’t even need to paint it. But it is prettier painted don’t you think?
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