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!
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!
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
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!
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?
- Rejuvenation lamp
- Gray Malin giraffe print
- Ikea Besta series for main cabinets
- Tabletop accessories from Target