Ikea Besta Door Colors – DIY Color Block Storage Ideas

DIY Color Block Storage — An Ikea Hack DIY Color Block Storage to add a pop of color while organizing (and hiding) all your arts and crafts, toys, supplies and more!

DIY color bestå block storage - sugar and cloth

Sometimes prop hoarding leads you to crazy things. So this DIY Color Block storage (that is an Ikea hack or you can use your own cabinets) was perfect timing and right up our alley!

Due to my prop hoarding capabilities, I’ve now successfully driven us to resort to more studio storage. I love our wide open bright white studio space.

But when we were building everything out, I really underestimated the power of being able to conceal junk behind closed doors. All of this to say that desperation led to cuteness of our new DIY color block storage.

At first, I had a bit of color shock considering I’m used to seeing everything white except for the kitchen. But after being able to shove about three weeks worth of upcoming project materials into the cabinets, I’m officially on board!

DIY color bestå block storage - sugar and cloth

Materials Needed To Make DIY Color Block Storage 

Ikea Besta cabinets, hinges and legs — Or you can use cabinets of your choice but just make sure they’re not high gloss!

Paint in the colors of your choice — I used Montana Gold spray paint for this project. And in hindsight, it would have been much easier to use sample paint sizes from a hardware store to just roll on. However, both will work!

Clear shellac finishing coat

DIY bestå storage  - sugar and cloth

DIY color block storage - sugar and cloth

How Make DIY Color Block Storage 

If you’re using the Ikea cabinets, then I think you’ll find that painting each of the doors is easier than assembling the cabinets themselves. In which case, you should on the easy side of this tutorial now, so good news!

Before assembling the doors, you’ll use your paint color options to paint each door individually. This took me about 3 coats with spray paint, plus a coat of clear shellac to seal them afterwards. It’s simple, but time consuming when you consider drying time.

I definitely wanted to add the clear shellac on top because of how often the doors would be used, so the shellac makes it easy to wipe them down whenever needed.

Once everything is dry, attach the doors and you’re all set!

DIY color block bestå storage- sugar and cloth

 DIY color block storage - sugar and cloth

DIY color block storage - sugar and cloth

I know, I know. We may have a picked colors that are a bit too bright for most homes, but the kids will always love it!

I also like the idea of just doing muted gradient colors, too. What do you all think?! Any ideas for doing this in your space?

DIY color block storage - sugar and cloth

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DIY color block storage - sugar and cloth

DIY color block storage - sugar and cloth

20 thoughts on “Ikea Besta Door Colors – DIY Color Block Storage Ideas”

  1. Hi there, this looks fantastic!!

    I don’t see anywhere the name of the besta doors you used? Which ones are the least high gloss and most accepting of paint?

    Thanks!

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  2. Hi, there! I LOVE this project so much! I’m trying to look really hard, but the way the cabinets look in the photos, it looks like you have a cohesive top. Is there a seam where the different units meet, or did you add one long top? Thanks!

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    • Hi, Emily! We actually used three different units :) If you look very close, you can see where they meet! Luckily, it wasn’t too obvious and the units look great all together.

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  3. I love it! The color are great! I’ve always been afraid to spray paint or paint ikea cabinets b/c I though the paint not might adhere to some of their door fronts. But your cabinets look so good! Thank you for advising we stay away from painting high gloss cabinets. Do you have any other recommendations? Or Do you think paint will adhere well to all non-gloss cabinets? (sorry for the all capts)

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    • Hi Courtney,

      The Besta system comes in components. If you take a picture to Ikea they’ll be able to help you find the individual pieces. Unfortunately, the don’t have links to them online. Hope this helps!

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  5. I love, I love, I love! I think the colours are great. I’m getting a shelving unit that may be cool to spray paint. :)

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