Warning: Don't show the results of this guide to your LEGO-addicted kids. They'll want it in their room immediately!
So the basic idea of this guide is to turn some corner like this...
...into a LEGO-themed storage with display areas like that:
I had two main goals: more storage and some nice display areas to showcase my latest LEGO projects
You can do this with any old shelves you have, as long as they have LEGOish measures. Anyhow, I'll show you how it is done from the beginning...
First: Note all measures
Next up: Imagine what it will look like
I had a look around and found that doors for IKEA BESTA shelves had the best proportions to resemble LEGO bricks.
Buy the shelves & assemble them.
Last & most important: The LEGO-doors
The detailed steps for the LEGO doors:
Get dressed properly for painting stuff. Put on your DIY shirt and some old pants. Keep in mind: You might look like this in the end...
First of all, the base colour of the doors and the coasters has to be the same. I bought white doors, so I had to paint the coasters white as well.
Meanwhile ... Prepare the door!
But: LEGO has many colours. So let's go on painting!
Whenever you have some finished doors mount them. But before you do that: Prepare to be amazed!
But it is not done yet. I'm sure you noticed the largest door is still missing. I prepared something special for that one.
The BESTA shelves & doors varied from 25€ (small+door) to 60€ (large+door&drawer) per shelf. Altogether ~300€
In case you already have the shelves and doors and simply want to give them a nice new look, this will be a lot cheaper of course!
The wooden coasters came 90cents per coaster. I ordered 60 because my initial planning was a little different.
The spray paint was 8€ per bottle at the local hardware store, same applies to the clear varnish. I used 7 bottles in different colours plus 2x white and 3x clear varnish.
The LEGO-Logo set me back 40€ at a local printing store.
The DIODER lights were 20€ each, I used two packs. The remote controlled power outlet set me back 25€.
Summed up: ~550€ plus many hours of making & coloring the doors ... Looking at it I must say: Worth every penny.