Folks. Buckle up. Cause you are about to be shown how you can turn a sideboard into lego storage! No longer will you have a permanent imprint of a lego on the bottom of your foot.

What I used for this project:

  • Dresser
  • Sand paper
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Paint roller
  • Wood for shelving
  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Measuring tape

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To start off, took out the drawers, gave it a nice sanding and removed the old cardboard that was just kind of hanging there.

Once the sanding was completed, I wiped everything down so it was free of dust. I started to give it a nice coat of paint and since the paint was paint and primer in one, I was able to skip a step! Again, nice thin coats are key to a smooth finish.

While the paint dried, I worked on making shelves for where the drawers used to be. Measure twice and cut once! Note: I used a circular saw for this, but the wood is thin and you could do this with a hand saw, it will just take longer.

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After I made my cuts, using sand paper I took care of the jagged edges. We don’t need those tiny kiddo fingers getting splinters! Then using wood glue, I went ahead and attached the wood inside the dresser and used some clamps to hold everything in place while it dried.

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To finish it up, I added another coat of the paint to the entire piece as well as the new shelves.

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Now it is living in its new space in all its lego glory!

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Posted by:Jackie Hausler of haus2home

Jackie Hausler seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful, and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth. Jackie is the founder of the home and lifestyle blog haus2home.com.

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