Over the last year or so, my household has gotten really into LEGO. I mean, my two sons have always been into LEGO, and so has my husband. But, it’s become a definite thing lately. I’ve even gotten in on the fun. More than a few date nights lately have consisted of me and Corey building LEGO sets together. We even added a whole wall of shelving in our bonus room to help display sets!
Corey’s been asking me to find him a cabinet for him and the boys to create a little Marvel-style LEGO city, so I tracked down a cute little cabinet on Amazon for him. Because, if I’m going to let the boys in my house fully take over a room to display their LEGO collection, it’s at least going to look nice.
Honestly, I’m consistently shocked at how big some of these LEGO sets can get. I wanted to hang some art above the cabinet, but Corey pointed out that between the set that’s on there and the one they’re currently working on (which is just as tall), you wouldn’t be able to see anything.
I think this new cabinet is a great example of how Corey and I work together in home design. We’ve learned how to both compromise and come to a place where we can all feel happy with the finished result. He gave me more or less full control over how the cabinet looked, as long as it was big enough to hold his sets. And I gave him full control of what he displays on it and how. We’re both really happy with how it turned out, and I’m honestly kind of excited to see what kind of display he and the boys put together.
The New Cabinet
I know you don’t all have husbands and kids with massive and ridiculous LEGO collections, but I bet a lot of you would love a pretty new sideboard cabinet, no? So, let me give you a closer look at this cutie, because I’m really impressed with it.
Here’s a link to the 3-door cabinet I chose for the bonus room. I love that it has some shelves on the inside for additional storage, and the rattan doors make me smile. It’s a high-quality piece for the price, and the instructions to assemble it were so easy to follow. It took me about an hour from start to finish to assemble it, which is way better than a lot of IKEA furniture!
The cabinet is about 47″ long, which makes it perfect for this little wall that I just finished shiplapping.
My only warning is that the knob holes on the doors didn’t align perfectly. I think if I would have put the doors on slightly differently (one may be upside down??) it wouldn’t matter. But, the hinge mechanism on this is really unique and it’s nearly impossible to get them out once they’re in. So, just take your time and double-check the knob alignment before you put the doors in place!
Eventually, the plan is for them to create a whole little Marvel-inspired city on the top of the cabinet. It’s been so fun to watch all three of them build these sets together and brainstorm how to display them.
The best part of the whole thing is, we now have so much storage in this space that I honestly don’t even know what I’m going to put inside here! It’s currently empty because between the shelves and the drawers on our ELFA entertainment center, we really don’t need anything else.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – having empty shelves and drawers feels so good.
And that’s the latest addition to the bonus room! The boys are actively working on finishing up another set for this cabinet, and they’ve been making big plans for their display, so you know I’ll have to update you when all is said and done.
For now, though, I’m just feeling excited about taking one more step towards being able to call the bonus room complete!