Die Ugly Toys Die | Organized Lego Play Table

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Time for another installment in a series spotlighting great DIY in the epic battle against ugly toys - good design the whole family can love!

This week's DIY is from the ever amazing Kate of Centsational Girl who took this inexpensive Ikea lack table and made something any lego obsessed kid would love while keeping all those tiny little pieces organized. Anyone who has ever stepped on a orphaned lego barefoot knows the struggle is real!  Feel free to send fruit baskets directly to Kate.

Stop over to Centsational Girl to get all the details on how to create one of your own.

Want more inspiration?  Check back every Thursday for a new installment or pop over to last week's DIY Marble Toss by Pretty Handy Girl.

I have lots of other great #dieuglytoysdie projects to share with you for this summer series - I hope you love them as much as I do.  Want your project to be featured?  Drop me a line.

July 4th Stoop

Monday, June 29, 2015

I generally save all my holiday decorating mojo for Halloween but I decided to make an exception this year and decorate our front stoop for the July 4th. Nothing crazy - just a few simple elements to make it festive that took a few minutes to put up.
A couple of barn stars, inexpensive american flag and red lanterns.  Still loving our black front doors that serve as a great backdrop for anything I put up there.
Last but not least, I finally got an new stoop gnome. Our last little guy suffered a tragic accident at the hands of a toddler so it was time for a new model.  I like to keep moving it around to keep the neighborhood kids guessing.

Die Ugly Toys Die | DIY Wooden Toss Game

Thursday, June 25, 2015

For reasons I can't quite comprehend, there seems to be a conspiracy to ensure that most kid products must be designed in the most garish, multi-colored, glitter, cartoonish way possible. You know, what it might look like if a clown fell from a 20 story building.

Thankfully, there are some fighting the good fight.  In their honor, I'm kicking off a series to feature some fabulous DIY projects that are loved by kids and easy on the eyes.  Yea for good design.  I call it Die Ugly Toys, Die

First up is the talented Pretty Handy Girl who created this simple wooden marble toss game. Not only good looking but would be fun for all ages.  She was kind enough to provide very detailed instructions that could easily adapted in a larger size for those with more room. (Lawn skee ball anyone?)  Go over to Pretty Handy Girl for all the details.

I have lots of other great #dieuglytoysdie projects to share with you for this summer series - I hope you love them as much as I do.  Want to be featured?  Drop me a line.