Kids and adults alike love Lego and our family is no different. I wanted a portable DIY Lego table for my newly updated living room and I wanted it to match. I went through my garage and found an old wooden TV tray. It was perfect! I painted it to match my living room and even added some gold stickers and leg tips. It’s chic and fun!
DIY Lego Table Supplies
- Wood TV tray (you can find these at thrift stores)
- Paints of choice. We used white acrylic indoor paint and Rust-Oleum Gold spray paint
- Lego mat (We used a 15″x15″.)
- Fine tooth saw or utility knife (We had a saw and used that but I’ve seen people cut the mats with a heavy duty utility knife.)
- Sand paper (optional)
- Stencils or labels (optional)
If you’d like to use the “CREATE” text you can download it as either a pdf or Silhouette file. It is sized to fit a standard tv tray.
Silhouette File (zipped)
This was the old TV stand I started with.
Most of the top will be covered so sanding is optional depending on the shape its in.
It took about four coats of paint. I hand painted mine but spray painting would work great also and be much quicker.
Because my tray had rounded edges I wanted my Lego mat to match so we traced the corners.
My TV tray measured 19″ x 15 1/4″. The Lego mat was 15″ square so we had to cut one row off of one side for a nice fit. Then we cut the rounded edges. I’ve seen people cut these mats with a strong utility knife also. Just be very careful if you choose to do it that way. After we sawed the corners I took a light sandpaper to them to smooth them out.
I could have ordered two mats to cover the entire top of my tray but I liked the idea of having text on one side. I chose the word “create”. As I had a Silhouette cutting machine, I cut my letters out of vinyl and then spray painted them metallic gold before applying. You could also print out the letters, cut them out and then Mod Podge them onto your tray.
I used hot glue to attach my mat on all edges. Any glue would work.
I wanted gold tipped legs so we taped them up for painting.
We added plastic bags to keep the paint from spraying onto the rest of the tray.
I toyed with the idea of adding a handle on the edge but as the tray is so light I decided against it. My tray stands against the wall in my living room ready for use.