Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Playroom Furniture

Update: Here is what the storage bins and activity table turned out like (the sneak peek from the original post is below). Adding the newer photos here because they are look way better for pinning! 

Here are the links for anyone interested in purchasing the woodworking plans!



Original Post

I've been working on updating our playroom the last couple of weeks. I've painted the walls and my husband built/helped me build some furniture I sketched up for him. Here's a sneak peek at what we made...



Stackable chicken coop cubbies for toy storage. They are made of pine and stained a dark walnut brown. I'm really excited because I did a lot of the work on these myself although my husband did all the math (good thing!) and helped me set up the equipment.

While I was busy with the cubbies, my husband made a toy table. It has a rail around the top so little Lego pieces or train tracks don't fall off while you are building and each end of the table has six drawers for storage.





30 comments:

The Chatty Housewife- said...

Those look awesome! I wish I could build...

Thimbleanna said...

Is your hubby for hire LOL? Those chicken coop bins are awesome!

Amanda Conley said...

Those toy cubbies are great! So is the table - which reminds me that I need to work on a similar project for our playroom! (although I won't be building anything myself! Just refurbishing;) Thanks for the inspiration!

clara said...

Oh wow, love the coops! And just how do you build a table like that?

Jessica said...

Anna: My husband does make custom furniture in the Utah Valley area. I want to start selling some of his work online...we'll see!

chronicler said...

Very nice work! I really appreciate a well made wood cabinet! Those cubbies are great! I love the toy table too!

Jodi Palmer said...

Jess, I love the toy storage!! I want to buy it. Seriously, if you're ever up to making another one let me know :)

Jessica said...

Hi Jodi...I'll send some prices to you!

Lindsey said...

You should totally start selling his work online!!! Just from the few things you've posted, I am in love with his work. I love those cubbies.

.caroline armelle. said...

man, i wish my husband could make furniture..

hallaren said...

Love this idea. I have a very large picture frame that would work well for a table top.

Where did you buy the drawers stacked on the ends of the table?

Thank you.

jess @ lost button studio said...

Hi Hallaren...sorry for the delayed reply. My husband made the whole table, drawers included!

alisha said...

I just discovered your blog, and I LOVE the lego table! Have you posted instructions or plans yet? I'm thinking my lego crazed boys would love this for Christmas!

jess @ lost button studio said...

Hi Alisha...we haven't posted plans, but I did see that Pottery Barn has a table that is somewhat similar (although not as large and no seating space between the drawers). Hope this helps!

Elizabeth said...

Just searching the web for ideas for a lego table for my 5 yr old son and came across your site. Kudos to you and your husband both! I do a little building myself but I'm not so good with the plans. You mentioned that you might be selling items online, would you be able to sell me the plans for the table? I really like the height of it. I also have a 1 yr old daughter and she would not be able to reach all the little pieces if I were to make this table. Brilliant!
Thanks for posting.

Kristin said...

Like Elizabeth I too would like to purchase the plans for the Lego table. My 9yr old son has an out-of-control Lego problem in his room and I would LOVE to have this table be my solution.

jess @ lost button studio said...

To those who are interested in plans...would a measured drawing work for you or are you looking for plans with tools needed, cutting lists, full assembly instructions, etc.? Please let me know here or send an email to jess at lostbuttonstudio dot com. Thanks!

Micki said...

OMG it's awesome....yes, I would love to purchase the measured drawing plans....

Ginger said...

Measurements please! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I have taken so MANY pictures of cubbies over the years, would love to make some for me!

jess @ lost button studio said...

Hi Ginger...all measurements are available in the plans we are selling at http://iron timber.etsy.com

We have several sets in our home now and we love them!

Andy from Workshopshed said...

Love the storage bins, I think I'll be using the offcuts from my potting bench to make some of those.

home builders Missouri said...

I have to say, you certainly have a great imagination and your husband really did an amazing job with these that toy storage and table with drawers! The colors are also great! These are such an inspiration for every homeowner with children or even those who have so many things to keep organized. Thank you for posting.

Anonymous said...

hey, just wondering what kind of stain/paint you used for the bins! i LOVE it!

Jennifer Braden said...

How would you do this? I would love to be able to make one of the cubbies.

jess said...

Hi...we made these in 2008 but as far as I can remember, we used Minwax Provincial stain and they are made out of pine. Thanks for the question!

jess said...

Hi Jennifer...the link for the cubby plans is at the top of the post. The supplies and tools you need to build them are listed there as well. Thanks!

Florence said...

Hi, found you via Pinterest. I want my DH to make me some of these for my craft room. I was only thinking about it yesterday. Now I have a photo to show him. TFS. Fab blog by the way.
Happy Crafting
Florence

adpro said...

What is the completed width and length?

jess said...

Hi there. The storage bins are approximately 40" W x 12" D x 13" H and the table is approximately 55" W x 38" D x 27" H.

Anonymous said...

I can see leaving the lip off the edge if the table for this to be a great craft room table!