I am pretty proud of myself this weekend. We had a great evening with friends, entertained 10 young boys at Bubba's Karate Party, great time visiting with family, and church services to round off the weekend. With all that going on
I was able to squeeze in a little bit of house cleaning and completed two projects! Oh and I almost forgot I also found some pretty awesome things on the curb! I cannot wait to share. Until then I will show you the little shelf I made for Bubba's Lego Dudes. After
playing with the legos for hours pretending like I was organizing sorting out Legos, (check out my "Organizing Chaos Lego Edition" HERE) I found tons of these little guys:
I recall the boys always digging and digging trying to locate the dudes so I wanted to make something to store them all in one place, while making it appealing to my decorating eyes. I love the idea of putting them in little boxed shelves and online they run a little pricey.
This particular Display Case online runs about $39.99 and does not quite have enough units to work for the little Dudes. A light bulb went off in my head and I remembered that I still have this unused display case, paints and some foam board just sitting in my closet. It's worth a try to see if it will work! (As you can see by the dust,
my closet is in pristine clean mint condition it has been sitting in there quite awhile)
I pulled out the shadowbox insert backing, accidentally broke the glass. Oh well, I didn't really need the glass in there anyway. I am not going to explain much more as I am sure you can figure it out pretty easily how I did it by the pictures.
Now I am no master woodworking builder so I figured a glue gun would do the trick.
And here it is in Bubba's room. With a little bit of paint and patience the case turned out exactly as I imagined. The Lego Dudes do not weigh but a wee tad, so the foam board works perfect!
They are now prepared for their close-up photo op.....
.....or for battle, or adventure or whatever Bubba and his friends decide.
I love these kind of projects, and although I could probably just go out and buy it, I get a real satisfaction out of taking the challenge to do it myself. Tell me what you think!
Wow! gotta go. My girlfriend just called and told me to go check out a cute desk on the side of the road only a few neighborhoods over. It's worth a try! Gotta love my friends that know about my little secret and
enable encourage me to keep on doing what I enjoy!
Happy Treasure Hunting!
P.S. I am updating this post to let you know that I got a big ole "Awesome!" from Bubba and his friends today. They love the Lego Dude Storage! ... and I am now the proud owner of that cute little desk! Thanks GirlFriend!!!