Hey! Hey Friends! To say I am excited for this post is a bit of an understatement. I am bursting at the seams!! The Bug and I worked on this most of the day and I think it’s finally ready to show you!
As a Mom, I constantly find myself growling under my breath at the mess path of destruction my kids tend to leave with toys.
I have an inner struggle. The complete Virgo in me thinks that everything should have a place. An organized, well thought out place.
I fight it because I also want my kids to play with the toys they have. Sometimes, this means leaving them out, so the battle of Lego people can begin again tomorrow where it left off. Grumble Grumble. Wrinkling nose….
My six year-old boy is obsessed with building Legos. He loves to sit and listen to music and put together all the STUFF. And take it apart and make new stuff.
It’s great, but I was noticing that the simple IKEA desk we purchased for him when school started looked like this. Yep, everyday.
He even has it roped off in this picture – to warn visitors I suppose. The desk was making me CRAZY. I needed to get all the stuff off the desk!! But where do I go with it? UP! I grabbed a piece of pegboard and some 1X2s and got to work. I used the leftover red paint from The Boo’s big girl room to paint the pegboard. It looked a bit plain so I added some frog tape and spray painted the metallic racing stripes.
The hubs added a frame with the 1X2s on the back and attached it with screws right through the peg board. I made sure to paint the sides of the frame too. We placed the pegboard on the desk and attached it with L brackets. You could also hang it on the wall too! It would work just as great.
I also spray painted a board in the same metallic to place on the shelf brackets we got as part of a pegboard multi-pack. I purchased some plastic buckets to hold al the smaller stuff (4 for $1.00 at the dollar store). That’s it! The entire project cost about $20.00. This is the after…
The Bug and I had fun figuring out how to put everything up and what to do with each bracket that came with the pack. We still have some leftover to add if we want.
My favorite part of all of it though, is the way The Bug thought of to put the Lego guys up. They just clip onto this rack! AWESOME.
We used straight hooks to hold things up too, sort of like a makeshift shelf.
It it so cool to now see the top of his desk. It’s funny, before he would play for a bit and then say he didn’t have any room, and now he couldn’t wait to sit down and play with everything.
I love how the Ninja Turtles fit in the circle hooks and the foot soldier fits in the screwdriver peg using the one leg.
We really do have more room to add a couple more pegs, but I am saving those for when I notice the desk starting to get cluttered once again. It will happen. I know it, you know it. Let’s just enjoy this while it lasts, k? LOL.
We hope you like it!! Have a great week, my friends. We are getting ready for our first camping trip of the season – yes, in a tent! Let me know if you have any other great ideas to store Legos! I would love to hear about it. Have a great day!