A mom puts an old table on her back deck. What she makes for her son? This is incredible!

Take an old table and TRANSFORM it into a LEGO and Art Table for the child or adult that loves to build and draw.

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, LEGO Art Table
LEGO Art Table

Find an old table preferably inexpensive or better yet, free

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, Got this beauty for 7
Got this beauty for $7

Covered my area and put safety goggles on. Then sanded the table to remove old paint and lacquer.

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, Cleaned off the dust and gave it a few coats
Cleaned off the dust and gave it a few coats

cleaned off the dust with a clean cloth and painted several coats of Rustoleum Red based red paint to give it a nice rich color.

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, Time to cut the LEGO boards
Time to cut the LEGO boards

I decided to put LEGO boards on the top tier as well as one side and the back of the table. So I measured the side and back and cut one board to size. Then placed the other board for the top on the top tier and trimmed to fit. Both using heavy duty scissors.

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, Time to Glue
Time to Glue

Once it is cut to size then I used Rapid Fuse to glue down the LEGO boards (plates) in place and let set for about a minute.

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, I decided to personalize it
I decided to personalize it

After the glue dried I decided to personalize the table with my son’s name since he was the one getting it. I freehanded his name but you can look up or Google the LEGO font if you need to make a template. (Confession: My son’s birthday theme this week was LEGO so I had so much practice with the letters, painting this freehand came almost naturally)

how to make a lego art table, crafts, how to, painted furniture, Then I Lacquered
Then I Lacquered

Then I lacquered thetable minus the boards(plates). I gave it two good coats using a sponge brush, making sure to get into the nooks and crannies and not leaving drips.

 

Material I used for this project:

An old table, 110 grit sand paper, Rustoleum Red Interior Paint, 2 LEGO boards,some craft store acry