The unorganized toy mess is normal for us, especially after a week of co-op preschool. I didn't put much effort into making it look nice for pictures, because it's going to get dirty again quickly. And it's not really decorated because we're renting and planning on moving soon. This is real life!
2 IKEA LACK tables (basic black about $8, other colors are a little more expensive)
Package of wood joins (about $2.50)
Directions1. Assemble each LACK table.
2. Push together and install at least three wood joins (add more for better stability) to keep the tabletops together.
30 minutes later and you're done!
After half and hour and less than $20, I have a new activity table for my kids! They love building legos and blocks on it, having superhero fights on it, climbing on it, and putting a blanket over it for a fort. I didn't realize how versatile it would be because it is so basic!