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
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€
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.