UPDATE: This has been a very popular post, so if you're contemplating doing this yourself, I want to mention another remodel we did, this time using a free end table. http://glimmercat.blogspot.com/2015/10/upcycling-diy-play-table.html
This end table was another fun remodel that my children love playing with, but it takes up less space, which is helpful sometimes for those of us with smaller spaces!
Everyone knows about train tables. Toddlers and preschool age kiddos flock to the kids' section in Barnes and Noble just for the fun of the knee-high Thomas the Train table and the toys which dazzle its surface. But what if your kid (my daughter, for instance), is more interested in Squinkies or Calico Critters than trains?
|Train Table listed on craigslist|
|Our train table remodel: Squinkie Village Extraordinaire|
Here's what we did with ours using acrylic paint, Dollar Tree foam, beads, glass balls and glitter. Be sure to finish off with a thorough coat of ModPodge to ensure your upgrade can withstand hours of play and still look amazing.
|An overhead view|
|Close-up of the Squinkie Mansion|