January 4, 2011

train table

Bub stopped playing with his Thomas set a while ago because there was no space to just leave it set up and we hated stepping on the loose track in the dark when we tucked him in.

So I went to Lowes and bought a piece of plywood for $11 and had them cut it to fit on a trundle bed frame. Add about $20 in paint markers, E600 glue and craft paint from Wal Mart to gitter done and ...

laying out the design


He can't help from playing even as I paint!

Those paint cans are supposed to be holding down the drying track!

99% finished. The black rectangle is a "parking lot" for his Matchbox cars
once it dries and I paint in the lines

Switchyard with helicopter pad

his little NASCAR track
My first project of the New Year kills two birds with one stone. :)

Bub is back to playing with his toys and we are a bit more organized. The rest of his tracks are being donated to GW.

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  1. That looks great! I'm sure it will be hours and hours of good play.


  2. It looks great, Autumn! And, saving this idea for possible future use. :)

  3. aww thanks friends :)

    Peach, your little man would really love one for Christmas I just know it!

  4. My husband and did a simular project years ago. We painted a very generic lake and stream and everything else was green. Wd did not glue the track down as moving the track and creating different shape was his favorite activity.

    I hope your son has as much fun with his train table at ours did.

    Great job, I love the parking lot.

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  6. I am your newest follower. What a great idea.

  7. Nifty train table. My girlies would die for one of those. Hey, I popped on over here to try to answer your question. You asked about my drawer pulls. I don't know who the manufacturer is, but I got them at Lowe's and my receipt refers to them as "Black Iron Pulls." I hope this helps. Good luck finding them! I love mine.

  8. Parents of a Dozen, WELCOME!

    Controlling My Chaos, thanks so much for getting back to me about the pulls. I have 2 Lowes within 15 min of me so hopefully they will have them :)

    But my grand kitchen plans are on HOLD for a long while. We just bought a new truck and that means BUDGET is back so wecan pay that baby off fast!

  9. Traci, he has never been much into the building side of things...more into the DESTROYING part. LOL


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