Friday, 15 March 2013

Kids Toy Train Table - Upcycled Coffee Table



Morning All,

I've been working on a fun thing for my two smallest kiddos. We have had these Thomas the Tank trains since the boys were little and as much as they loved them they usually looked like this.

Then this and it really bugs me.


So when I found this on the side of the road I decided to make it into a train table


 Painted and glued the tracks.


Then added all sorts of fun details.




I think it needs more but the little ones need to get their hands around it so for now I am leaving it as is. I may add to it in a year or two.



DIY Delight or Disaster? Well I had visions of those hobby train set ups when I first started, but there is a reason that they are for adults to play with and not for kids.

It's fun, clean and tidy so I think we'll go with delight.

What do you think?


Thanks for reading

Mel xo

24 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea! I love that you were able to use something that could be upcycled too. Pinning! PS I love seeing your "Morning all" when I'm still at work the previous day. :)

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  2. I think it looks great!

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  3. ADORABLE. I think that turned out GREAT. What a great upcycle on a roadside coffee table.

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  4. This is adorable! I bet your kiddies couldn't wait to get their hands on it. Definitely a Delight!

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  5. Wow thats amazing Mel. What a great use of that old coffee table and the kids will have so much fun xxx

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  6. My middle boy would move in with you in a heartbeat - he would absolutely love that! Defo a delight :)

    Have a fab day, Estelle xx

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  7. This is perfect Mel! What a fantastic idea. I am pinning this for sure!

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  8. So smart! It looks great and I'll bet it gets hours and hours of use. Those train tables are so expensive too...you totally rocked this upcycle!!

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  9. Looks great, Mel! I am sure the little ones will enjoy it tremendously :-)

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  10. Delight! Those wooden track trains like that used to fascinate my little one, he really, really loved them!

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  11. I think it's definitely a delight! Good idea...I love that you GLUED down the tracks!! Smart Mum!!

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  12. love it! Where was this great idea back when my girls were loving trains! Great job Mel!

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  13. Looks great, Mel, and I'm sure the kiddos love it.

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  14. Brilliant! This is a great idea and I'm sure the kids will play with the train much more often, now that it has a permanent set up. Pinning.

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  15. Total delight Mel! You are a genius!! Way to corral the clutter girl!

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  16. I bet your kids will play for hours....well that's the dream right? Great job Mel!

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  17. Another Delight!
    I hope the egg disaster didn't land you in bad mom time-out.

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  18. You are a genius!! Way to corral the clutter !!!

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  19. This is just too cute and too smart! Cheers to no more pile of mess on the floor! Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Monday Funday link party!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  20. What a great up-cycle! I love what you created.
    KC

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  21. What a great idea! We have a little train addict in this family too so I know those train tables are SO expensive. Very smart solution!! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ view along the way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  22. I only wish I'd seen this idea a couple years ago when my son was obsessed with his trains. I always hated the boxes and piles of trains everywhere! We'll be featuring your idea over at Someday Crafts this week, so come by and take a look!

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  23. Stopping by from {wow me} Wednesday. Thanks for sharing! http://queenofsavings.com

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  24. Great job Mel and I love the way you left room for the littlies to add and change as the mood strikes! :)

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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