Shelves for Legos

by leanneja on January 5, 2012 · 12 comments

in Decluttering,Goals

One of my January goals was to get shelves up in Ammon’s room for all of his finished Lego creations.

Here’s a before picture so you can see why this was a top priority.

I bought the shelves at Target with the giftcard I won thanks to all of you voting for my project in the Izze Crafting Challenge. Thank you again!

First you screw the bracket to the wall then hang the shelf. Sounds easy, right? Hmm! This is where I’m honest with you. It wasn’t that easy. I think it could have been that easy if I had straight walls (but I don’t). So what should have taken me about a half hour for all 3 shelves took almost 3 hours.

I had to do a lot of little adjusting of the screws to get the bracket straight without being against the wall in some places. Then I tried moving the bracket, then one of the screws broke inside the wall. It was a huge pain!

No, I didn’t swear, but I did want to cry and I did say a little prayer.

But now they’re up and they look great and the finished Lego’s have a place to live.

Now Ammon has his table back for art projects and to build more Lego’s on.

I have great plans for this table come Spring.

I love the way the shelves look but I’m going to share some advice with you.

Make sure your walls are straight or shim the bracket before you attach it to the wall.

It will make installation so much easier.

Oh, and I wanted to share this with you.

Ammon made a little tram for his Lego people so they can go up to his bed.

Apparently he has a ski resort up there.

Well, there’s one of my January goals completed. Yay!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Show Me What Ya Got at Not just a Housewife
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Free For All Friday at Sassy Sites

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Evelin January 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

OMG AMAZING! I MUST do this for my boys!!

NaDell January 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

My daughters love the Legos they got for Christmas. They have a big set of shelves they put them on in their room too. I was even thinking that a plexiglass shelf might be nicer so you can see the whole thing…but since it’s not broken and I’m cheap, I’ll leave it alone.
Your shelves look great and I love the tram. Super cute and creative!

Lisa January 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Very cool! I could use 20 of these shelves in my house lol. This is such a smart idea though! I love how they’re able to display their collection.

Jaime January 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

Love it! We definitely have this issue in our house. :)

Christy January 6, 2012 at 11:10 am

Awesome idea! By the way the plural of Lego is just Legos, no apostrophe…sorry I am a grammar geek sometimes!

Laura H January 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

My son loves Legos too. We are going to build your awesome Tram tonight. Thanks for sharing.

The Farm Girl January 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Amazing! My son’s desk looks exactly like yours and I have been at a loss on what to do with his creations. This would be perfect.

Toodie January 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Great idea for all those lego pieces. And I love that tram! Hmmm…another little creative genius at work?

frogsailor February 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I’ve been thinking I should do something like this! I’m so glad to see someone has done it and it works and it looks great. I’m going to Target or Ikea or somewhere to buy shelves this weekend, woo hoo, I’m so excited to help him get organized!!!

LorettaC January 18, 2013 at 4:46 am

This is a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been looking for a solution to corral my daughter’s Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings LEGO creations. I’m buying these today!

Donna August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Where did you get the desk?

leanneja August 27, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Hi Donna, I got the table at Big Lots a few years ago.

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