Friday, July 22, 2011

a love hate relationship

I love Legos.  I love that they encourage creative play and problem solving and that they keep Reid entertained for hours without the use of a tv or computer screen.

I also hate Legos.  I hate that the little pieces end up in every nook and cranny all over the house and in between the seats of the car.  I hate stepping on those sharp and tiny pieces in the middle of the night and I really hate that there is no way to get them "put away".

Until now.  My love hate relationship recently became a lot more love and a lot less hate thanks to my DIY Lego solution. 

If you've been around for a bit, you might remember our old black coffee table:



We got it at Pottery Barn about 6 years ago and it has been the workhorse of our Living Room.  But, I was ready for a change and it was really showing its age.  I repainted it light grey a few weeks ago and now it has found a new home in Reid's room as the dedicated Lego table and storage area:




We put it in between the windows, and added some big pillows so it works as a little window seat also.  When Reid wants to build, he can throw the pillows on the rug and go to town. 




When it's time to clean up, he can open the drawers, and slide all the little pieces right in!




 Aah...see that?  No Legos on the floor!  It makes me want to sing for joy!!  {Note to self: it would have been a good idea to make the bed before taking photos.  Oh well...next time!}

9 comments:

  1. What a great solution! I love his bedding, the light, and the super cute baskets!

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  2. Awesome solution! And me thinks the mussed-up bed is perfect. -Teresa

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  3. love the table and such a great use for them. i second your thoughts on legos and need to find myself a good storage solution. thanks for sharing!

    andi

    ps. if you have any photography/camera advice posts, come link them up for my weekly photo friday party. we'd love to have you!

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  4. Love it! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for something similar! My boys drive me crazy with their legos!

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  5. Wonderful idea! Looks beautiful! I am always looking for nice looking storage, as the mom of two boys. If you ever want to sell your leather sofa let me know! We have the same one, and I LOVE it, unfortunatley can no longer find it, and would like a second one for our new home!

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  6. Wonderful idea! Looks beautiful! I am always looking for nice looking storage, as the mom of two boys. If you ever want to sell your leather sofa let me know! We have the same one, and I LOVE it, unfortunatley can no longer find it, and would like a second one for our new home!

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