For sometime now my husband and I have eyed off those great kids train / play tables. Well our 3 year old and 6 year old are completely into Lego at the moment and this is a great way of storing and playing with their Lego at eyesight level for them (if they sit on a chair).
This is the one from Ikeahackers.
BUT as usual the adventure did not end there. LESSON LEARNT - Even if 4 staff in a store say that a type of paint is suitable for a certain job doesn't mean that IT IS! My husband and kids were almost finished painting the shelves when I ventured out of bed for a few mins to take some photos! Only to discover that as the paint was drying it did NOT stay on the shelves! So an hour of painting meant 4 hours plus of removing paint and sanding! AND not to forget that it meant 2 new tins of paint and not able to return the unopened paint tins either (but they can be used for MDF anyway and another project I will update on later).
Yes I am covered in paint! But I'm having fun! Actually they were both really careful about wiping their brushes and not spilling the paint everywhere. They did a great job!
DAY 3 (today) began with a hunt for MDF. My husband and 3 year old set off for a street (area) that apparently has MDF and will cut to size for you! First quote $180 - NO WAY! Keep looking please! Finally hubby found little shop willing to do it for $1.50 per cut and approx $21 for MDF!! WOW - So top and bottom of table and 4 edges for less than $40 all cut to size and ready to paint!!
So afternoon will be spent repainting the storage shelves and painting the MDF.
Trofast wall storage shelves pine x2 = $120
Rill Braked Castor x2 = $24
Paint = $24 a tin (primer & 2 colours) = $72 (we will have leftover to use on another project)
MDF = $35 approx
Extras = Nails, Screws, Sandpaper, Paintbrushes