Any mom with boys know all about the lego obstacle
course. You are walking to the laundry room carrying baby in one
arm and a basket full of laundry in the other when, "OUCH!!" you
step on a lego piece. OR you open your drawer to grab a sock and
there he is, that Darth Vader Lego piece everyone was searching for
hours ago. We have all been there.
Through the years I have gone through a few
different Lego storage techniques. Colored cubbies to one big tub
of Legos, but I never found an idea for the miniature Lego
figurines that I liked. A few months ago I found a great idea on
the ever so dependable Pinterest.
Here is what I needed:
1. Antique printers drawer
2. 75 1x2 gray Lego pieces (or any color of your
4. My son's collection of miniature Lego
Step 1: I spent about 20 minutes on eBay
searching for the perfect size printers drawer. You can find these
at a local antique shop, eBay or even craigslist. I preferred eBay
because I wanted a specific size and there are more options there.
There are even great antique vendors on eBay who only sell printers
I spent $15 plus $3 for shipping to get my perfect
Vintage Hamilton printers drawer. Be careful with those shipping
prices. I had one vendor who was going to charge $18 for shipping.
Luckily, the vendor I chose splits the shipping cost with the
Well, my Hamilton printers drawer arrived and I
Step 2: It would have been no problem to
search my kids' tub of Legos and find the necessary pieces for each
cubby, but I wanted them to all match. My hubby jumped on eBay and
found a 100 piece lot of 1x2 flat gray legos for only $2.
Step 3: I love this non-toxic glue. It
is great when doing projects that will be used by the kids. It is a
super glue (very, very strong) and dries clear. I dabbed a little
glue on each piece and then placed them in their own cubby within
Step 4: Collecting the Lego men to be
placed in each cubbie
AND THATS ALL FOLKS!!!
My son loves it. I installed picture wire on the
back so it can be hung on the wall above the Lego display case. He
has been grabbing the men he wants to play with and can easily put
them back himself. He has also carried the entire shelf around with
the handle when he wants to play with them all!
A thrifty and easy repurposed vintage Hamilton
printers drawer now has a new purpose.
Born and raised in Chicago and it's northern suburb, Cecilia is a traveling hockey/soccer momma, a business owner and a crazed Thrifty Home D.I.Y blogging fanatic documenting it all as her alter ego on homewithkeki.blogspot.com.
See more of Cecilia's stories here.
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