DIY: This mum made use of her kids' Lego to build a very unique kitchen island
Fancy a little bit more colour and personality in your kitchen?
You might want to take a leaf out of this mother's book.
Racheal Jackson (whose Instagram feed you NEED to be following, BTW) is the mother of three young children, and feeling fed up with how bland her white kitchen was, set to work making it not only more colourful, but also more kid-friendly.
Speaking to Domino, the interior blogger and DIY enthusiast explain:
“My kids no longer have any basic building blocks to play with,” pointing to one side of the muralist’s kitchen peninsula is swathed in tiny plastic pieces.
Having tried something similar in her last kitchen, Jackson explains it didn't really work the way she wanted it until now, in this house:
“I knew I needed a white kitchen, a blank slate, in order to do it,” she recalls. And so one night, Jackson and her husband sat down and set out on a four-hour-long journey to sort through bins of classic red, yellow, and black pieces from her childhood collection of Lego.
When built, the Lego wall is now wedged tightly in between the two pieces of trim that extend out from the kitchen peninsula—no glue or 3M tape necessary.
“It’s not the most secure situation,” the creative mum explains, admitting that one or two toddlers have played a little too hard with it and broken parts off in the past. “But we just put it back together.”
More recently, the family took down the first Lego wall to add even more colour to a newer version, and even managed to incorporate small hooks and ledges so her little ones (ages 8, 7, and 4) can add figurines. “Kitchens are normally super-mature places,” says Jackson. “The children feel like this is their home, too.”