Wednesday, December 26, 2012

DIY Lego Table: Curious George Style


My three year old son LOVES Curious George. They have so much in common, too, mischievous,  curious, with a hands-on approach to the world. He mimics George's monkey talk so well, too! He's our little monkey man. 


 We have a couple of kids tables and chairs, this one was just sitting in the basement unused. Thought they'd play with it in the dramatic play area with the kitchen but they just ignore the table and take to the floor. The table and chairs were a curb alert from Craigslist. I thought my son would enjoy the Cars theme but he isn't really interested in the movies or its characters too much.

He is interested in his Duplo blocks, though. I've wanted to get him a lego table but we just don't have the room for more kid furniture. After seeing several ideas for DIY lego tables I was inspired to create one, too.


Paint & Finish:
Behr's Licorice Stick
Behr's Bright Star Yellow
Homemade Chalk Paint Recipe from Elizabeth & Co.
Satin finish Polyurethane

Duplo Blocks set: $3 garage sale find (more under the table)
Duplo Base Plate: $15 or so from Target
(instead of gluing the base plate down I velcroed it so we can transition this table to the smaller legos with greater ease. those base plates I will glue down. We'll see how long the velcro lasts! He hasn't figured it out yet.)

The chair was a matching Cars chair to the Cars table. I have NO artistic talent when it comes to drawing free hand so I printed off a coloring sheet from online and traced it onto the chair. Same with the Curious George logo. Used a mixture of acrylic paints and colored sharpies for the balloons and George.

***** Colored Sharpies RUN when polyurethane is applied. Luckily I caught it while it was still wet and was able to wipe up the runs then lay the chair flat to finish drying. Use colored sharpies with caution.****



12 comments:

  1. My kids absolutely loved Lego (in fact still got a box of the big bricks) well done on the makeover, a handy table for little 'uns.

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  2. What a fun table! Thanks so much for stopping by Posed Perfection today and leaving me a sweet comment about the Monkey Bread. Yes, it is that easy. I know there are other recipes out there with more ingredients, but we have found this one to be quite tasty and easy. Not to mention, the kids love to help roll the biscuit pieces in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. I am your newest GFC follower. I hope you'll visit Posed Perfection again soon and maybe even follow me back. Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment! Following you right back.

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  3. What a GREAT idea with the velcro! My husb was suppose to make a lego table for the boys Christmas gift but didn't make it that far .. lol

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    1. It is a surprising time consuming project, maybe only because I painted it. Would have been A LOT easier if I'd just found a ready-to-go-table and put on the lego tray! I barely finished it on Christmas Eve. Glad its done and over now...not sure I'd do it again. Hope you're able to find one soon. :)

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  4. Adorable! I wish I had something like this when my boys were young! Thanks for linking up!

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  5. So creative! And cute! Thanks for stopping by today. My grandson is three as well. When you run out of other things to do ? My oldest son is home from St. Louis and the game of the week is spiderman. Brent ( grandson ) shoots out his web and uncle shawn flies him through the air to climb up walls and make me nervous, lol....I know what will happen. Brent will expect us ALL to do this later on and I don't think Grandma's up to more than 3 flies / landings :)

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    1. I'm exhausted just reading about the spiderman play, lol! I love my son's spunkiness but most days struggle keeping up with him. :)

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  6. Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays! Happy New Year!

    Jody

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  7. This table turned out so darn cute!! Great work, and thanks for visiting me!
    Lina

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  8. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my tabbed sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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