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:
- Sand paper
- Paint brush
- Paint roller
- Wood for shelving
- Wood glue
- Measuring tape
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.
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.
To finish it up, I added another coat of the paint to the entire piece as well as the new shelves.
Now it is living in its new space in all its lego glory!