Make a modern, mid-century minimal, wooden kids’ play table (that doubles as a stylish side table) with this step by step tutorial. Read on how to create a pretty cute play and study table that is so easy to replicate, it makes a pretty good gift idea (for your grandkids or your friend’s kids)!
The story starts when I decided our daughter had outgrown her baby play table and we needed to replace it with something sturdy yet pretty and – ideally – made of natural materials. Of course, we turned to DIY and managed to make something practical yet pretty and at a very low cost.
This is a story about a tall dresser that was too tall. And very ugly. And was beheaded…
Once upon a time, there were two laminate dressers. A tall bulky one and a short, longer, bulky one. Both of them were in need of some serious nip tuck and a heavy dose of permanent make up. If they wanted to stay in our bedroom that is. One day, I braved myself and decided to try my hand in furniture makeover and in true queen of hearts fashion, I exclaimed “off with its head“!
And indeed, the tall dresser got a bit shorter but also got a pretty paint job and brass knobs that look like beautiful golden jewelry – which was totally by accident and you can do it too!
I have a recent addiction: the compound miter saw. Seriously. It was love at first useand ever since, I found all sorts of excuses to use it more. Excuse no 1: DIY wooden toy blocks for our daughter. Cubes, rectangles, pyramids and cylinders. (No bridges; this is an one-tool-DIY and bridges require two tools.)
I made a battlement, though.
Check out how to make your own wooden building blocks for crafts and toys. Plus, three four tips for making your cubesand pyramids perfectly smooth without crazy amounts of sanding.