Tuesday, April 1, 2014

THE "LEGO" DRESSER

Well THAT was a lot of work! Don't get me wrong... I totally love how it turned out and actually had fun making the hardware but my OCD took over a bit:)  But what really makes this all worth it is that my customer LOVES it!

This was actually a piece that I did for a friend and designer, Mindi with Mindi Freng Designs.  She is fabulous with creating fun and "out of the box" designs and a great person to work with.



There was a lot of trial and error and figuring out what was going to work along with brainstorming how to simply attach the pieces. At least now I have a better handle on doing this if anyone ever asks me to do this again.

I had a little help from my son too.  He was like "why didn't you ever make on of these for me when I was little" and I was like "because you didn't pay me to".  But really, I wish I would have thought of something fun and cool like this when he was little and VERY into lego's.  Even now, at 14, he and his sisters still like to trash my house with them every once in a while.  I love when they spend 2 days building something and you can't "touch it" so it sits there for a week or so, on my counter or floor.     These are a toy I will keep forever!

And yes, that is wine you see in photo below.  It seems to me that I am more creative with a drink on hand:)


It quite a while to figure out a design that was not only functional but fun and creative as well, meaning they all had to be a little different. I also wanted to make sure I could drill a whole through the center and have no loose pieces.  You have to keep in mind the fact that you have a 1/2"-1" drawer front to go through as well.  I ended up needing a 3" screw that I could screw a bolt onto inside the drawer front.

I drilled a whole down the middle.


Because I wanted to 'cap off' the top with a lego piece that did not have a hole in it, I had to sink the screw a bit otherwise the top piece would not have snapped on because of the screw head.


Using this sinker tool, I created an area for the screw head to sink into a bit.

Now it is flush enough to have the top piece snap on.  I actually dabbed a bit of super glue on the top piece so that it would not easily come on off.  Those are no fun to step on!










 The before…pretty ugly huh?  I actually had to cut a dowel 1" dowel to size to fill in the holes.





2 comments:

  1. That was so ugly before but now...so FUN! I love it!

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  2. Totally creative!!! Love that!

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

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