This awesome lego table was made from a repurposed dresser. Yes! One dresser netted two awesome kid storage project ideas!
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Repurposed Dresser Cut Apart
I recently picked up a thrift store dresser for $20. I cut it apart for two projects. One project from the bottom is a kid’s bench.
Dresser Top | Lego Table
That left the top of the dresser. I made the dresser into a table. If you want the details how it all came together, click that link.
This is how it last looked when you saw it. The weather turned cold and I had to put the project on hold.
There were so many fabulous suggestions on how to finish off this table. I decided it should be a Lego table because my cousin had suggested I should make one.
I don’t know a lot about Legos—so I did a Google image search. While looking at the pictures, I came up with the idea of making all of the drawer fronts look like Legos.
Cut Crib Spindles into Lego Table Drawer Knobs
I thought about buying some dowel rods. NOT! My lego pieces are 1 ¾ inches across, on Amazon a 1 ½ inch dowel rod 4 feet long is over $28.00. Mine? FREE!
I dug around in my stash and found these crib spindles. Because of the way they're made, I didn't have to measure... I cut them on the natural indentations on the spindles.
This is what I got! 34 of them.
Paint Lego Table Drawer Knobs
I painted each of the lego table knobs using three different colors.
I painted the drawer fronts to match, using Gorilla Wood Glue to attach the Lego nubs as knobs. After the glue dried, I used my nail gun to shoot a nail into each nub, then gave everything another quick coat of color.
To clarify—I painted the drawer fronts and the nubs separately prior to attaching the nubs. On the quick coat of color, I realized how much easier it was to have done it the way I did. The nubs were difficult to paint around.
Repurposed Dresser Lego Table
I took all the drawers, including the two drawers I made into seats (with storage) outside to take some pictures. BUT—do you see a problem? I had a pattern—red, yellow, blue, but apparently when I had the drawers in the kitchen painting them, I had one of them (the one on the right) turned the wrong way. I pulled the drawer out, and redid the blue and the red on the right drawer front.
ahhhh, much better! Do you love this as much as I do? I love the Lego nubs! Really quite brilliant, don’t you think? They are large and chunky and will be perfect for little hands to grab as drawer pulls.
I picked up this fabric online at Hancock. I thought it looked masculine, perfect for two young boys.
The seats are not hinged, they set on the drawers with cleats to hold them in place.
The storage this Lego table has is unbelievable!
Rolling Storage Seats
Instead of using regular wheels, I used these great ball bearing wheels from Harbor Freight. I saw them in one of my Catch as Catch Can features from Kammy’s Korner. I thought it might be easier for the little ones to maneuver. The bad part is… they are a little noisy. (Sorry Dana)
Add Base Plates
I know the kids are going to love this Lego table after my cousins add the Lego baseplates to the top. (super imposed via picmonkey)
I’m in the process of giving everything a couple of coats of Minwax Polycrylic to make it durable enough to last.
see more repurposed dresser ideas here
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
A Gayle too
This made me smile today. What a great idea and your talents and skills are stellar!
Awwww, thanks Gayle! I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love and be my own boss.
This is one of the most terrific repurpose that I have seen! You have a great 're'imagination!
Thank you SO much Fran! This was a fun project and went to some third cousins, or is it second cousin once removed? lol Two boys who LOVE legos and have a huge playroom big enough to have their own furniture. 🙂
This is amazing!! I kept going over and over in my head what I wanted to do to my kids' mid century dresser set that I love...and viola! I saw this a long time ago, but for some reason it never occurred to me that this is just what my boys' room needs! Although I'll be using different colors, I hope you don't mind me being a copycat. lol 😉 I absolutely love those stools, too. I'm going to have to make some of those, with a table for them to play on (in hopes they'll leave my poor sofa table and coffee tables alone! ha!).
By the way, Home Depot here in Florida has those dowels 1-1/4 (4 ft. long), for only $4.72! I'm going to grab a couple now...and then hope HD will cut them for me, too!
Thanks again for the idea...I can't wait to get started!
Came back to feature your sweet table on Friday Finds today. Thanks for sharing, Gail!
My Home Depot would not cut mine for me!
This is adorable!!!~ What a great idea and so much talent!!
Hi, Gail.. catching up on some posts today.. Oh my gosh I cant believe how great this turned out.. so cute. Im sure they are going to love it and have lots of fun playing on this.
love this...I am just working on our playroom...this would be perfect. Will you come and make one for me? LOL.... Here is our play room http://littlebrags.blogspot.com/2014/01/our-play-room.html
Tamara Tasse ~ This Mom is a Basket Case
This is absolutely brilliant!! My special needs son is obsessed with anything Lego and I've been wondering what to do with his room. We've just bought him a Ninjago bedding set and to turn his captains bed into a giant Lego bin would be the best thing ever! This is so inspiring!! Thank you!
I am super impressed and inspired.
Donna in SC
BRILLIANT!! There is just no way this project could have turned out more perfect!
Gail this is amazing!!! I LOVE it!!! Oh how I wish I had the time these days to do one of these.......beautiful!
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe
This is so fun, Gail! My boys would flip over it. 🙂
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap
Love this! So cute, and such a great idea! I'm on the lookout for creative Lego storage ideas because Legos are taking over our house!
Wow- this is so amazing Gail!!
That is the neatest lego table i have ever seen! great job!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
Gail that is awesome!! My son would have LOVED that table when he was younger... perfect for any lego-lover!
Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story
Oh my! I was at the container store last week and they had storage boxed that looked like Lego blocks. I was telling my husband how cute they were but $$$. This is the answer to that the $ problem! Great job. Pinning it.
Funky Junk Interiors
Oh my goodness Gail... if this hasn't gone viral by now it will! This is such a fabulously fun idea for all that lego! Genius!
Megan @ Our PInteresting Family
Gail, you're a genius! That looks so great! Any kid of any age would be thrilled to have that, I'm sure. 🙂
Bonjour, vous êtes simplement géniale, j'adore tous vos relooking de meubles. BRAVO continuez comme ça !
This is the CUTEST thing ever!! It's going on my Grandchildren (someday) Pinterest Board. I hope my kids will make one for their kids someday. Your Lego table is so practical, colorful and fun. Repurposing the crib spindles was so smart and so like you! What child (and parent) wouldn't love having this as part of a play space? I wouldn't be a bit surprised if a kid's furniture manufacturer comes knocking on your door to buy your idea. Brilliant and beautiful, Gail!
Absolutely wonderful in every way Gail!!! You must send this to Lego's, seriously!! Any age Lego fanatic would love to have your storage solution in their home.
I am sure the lady who so rudely said you were wasting your time on the table because she hated it, is eating her words now. Hahaha. You are so very talented. Keep them coming.
Wow!! Kids will be thrilled to have this! Practical for moms and just too cool for kids! Awesome idea......
Denise... On a Whim
Awesome Gail! Love that you used crib spindles for the lego fronts! Very clever!
Julie @ follow your heart woodworking
Just fabulous, Gail!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea, kids and moms will love this table.
Hey, where did the coffin go? lol This is so awesome I actually giggled out loud with delight when I saw it!!
It looks so amazingly awesome Gail!!!! Perfect! Yes, genius move on the knobs, they look just like legos! Every kid would love this table! You really scored on this one!!
Love it! It really is a life saver for those moms with boys and legos. Not that you or I would know about that lol I would of had to google everything as well. Great choice on the fabric too! Love that you left storage underneath the seats. So smart of you!
brilliant! How do you come up with these things?
Gail. WHAT? This is so, so cool! How long would it take for you to trademark this idea and strike it rich?! haha xo
Love this! I'm surrounded by little boys, this would be perfect!
OK.... flipping way to think out of the lego box!! This is crazy clever, I am pinning it.
I have all girls and this makes me want to go and play with Lego's ❤
Love the Lego table ! What a great addition to a boy's bedroom. So colorful and not lacking for storage. You never cease to amaze me!!!
HOLY MOLY! amazing, gail! i need it at my house! 😉
The baseplates are definitely the crowning touch! This will be a dream work station for any Lego maniac!
You should send your project pics to Lego!
I LOVE this project. What a great idea for a child's room. You could also make it using pinks and purples for girls. My Great-grandson LOVES Legos. Thank you for sharing. I so appreciate all of you who share your projects, with instructions.
LOVE IT! And the fabric was a great choice!
FREAKING AWESOME....!!!!!!! I absolutley love it ...I am so glad you got to share the finished product pictures.. and to think you just looked through your stash and found the knobs for free... great imagination..!!! I wish my mind worked that fast...!!!!! Can't wait to see your next project...!!!!
I have a 14 year old who would love this
AMAZING!! What a great idea!!
OMG...YOU HAVE TOTALLY OUTDONE YOURSELF, GIRLIE! My daughter would die for something like this...she is always on the hunt for Lego storage ideas! Seriously, this ranks in my "top five" favorite projects you have done!! Pinning...
Debra @ MsMoozys Open House
WOW what an awesome and great idea, my boys are 8 and 10 and would still LOVE this. LOL Well the 8 year old is the Lego lover really. This is just awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing with us today, have a great one.
Oh.My.Gosh. Gail! !! That is ADORABLE! ! What a GREAT idea!
I LOVE it Gail!!! That would be awesome in my classroom!!
It looks great. Fantastic idea. However I don't have 2 little boys to use this.
My son and grandson often play with Lego so I don't think this would work for them lol.
Good place for storage though.
Going to make a great piece in some child's room. Great job!
Wow...I think you have really out done yourself this time! Amazing, I love it. I love the colors, the idea...everything!
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Brilliant! I love this project!