Tutorial: Coffee Table Train Set

Wilson recently started showing an interest in all kinds of vehicles, both real and toy. Each morning he would ask to visit the library to play with the trains, so I looked into getting some to keep at the house. It turns out that train sets are really expensive! So when a local mom posted that she was giving away a small set for free, I jumped at the opportunity. The set was in rough shape-scribbled on with marker and crayon and gummed up with old hot glue. 

 

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Nothing a can of spray paint couldn't fix - after a few coats of black they were looking like new again.

 

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Then I noticed that W's toddler body kept getting in the way of his play - he would try to find a comfortable position to reach the train cars and accidentally sit on the tracks. Aha - so that's why train tables are so popular! 

Luckily our coffee table is long and low to the ground. I stuck some felt dots on the bottom of each piece so they wouldn't scratch, and now we have our own version of a train table set! 

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