Turn a Boring Cabinet into a Fun Lomo Cabinet!

2012-05-30 3

Are you tired of seeing the same old mundane stuff in your home, like that closet cabinet in your room? Let me show how to jazz it up in a few simple steps in this quick tipster!

We lomographers like a touch of art, color, and design in our sometimes mundane surroundings. Well, I know at least I do, so I keep a lot of potentially “useful” stuff in my craft box. What would be an example of something “mundane,” you ask? Hmmm…well…what about a cabinet?

One of my LomoFriends, mindyminde helped me come up with an idea: Why not dress it up in Lomo fashion? So, in this quick and simple tipster, I will teach you how to remodel your simple cabinet (closet, film stash, bookshelf cabinet, etc.) that looks so bare and boring:

…and turn it into something more lively and oozing with analogue flavor that looks like this:

Doesn’t that look really nice and neat? I know you’re itching to find out how you can do it on your closet cabinet, so let’s begin!

What you’ll need:

  • Some nice film boxes; for this project, I used some nice boxes of Lomography Films, cut into appropriate size
  • Scissors for cutting the boxes to your desired size
  • Magic tape or Blu-Tac Adhesive
  • Screwdriver (for removing and replacing the handle of your cabinet

Here’s how to do it:

1. If you haven’t cut your film boxes to appropriate size yet, it should be the first step. As you can see in the photo above, I cut the top and bottom portions of the Lomography Film boxes and detached them into flat pieces.

2. Using the screwdriver, unscrew the handle of your cabinet.

3. Take some magic tape or Blu-Tac and use them to stick the boxes to the front side of the cabinet. You may need to snip some portions of the boxes to remove the excess.

After some careful assembly, snipping, and sticking, your Lomo-Cabinet is now ready! It makes a great addition to a camera cabinet, don’t you think?

Hold that thought—I think this would look good on the shelves as well! Remember, the possibilities are endless, so be bold, brave, and creative! I hope you liked this tipster and will try making it yourself. Don’t forget to share with us your own version should you decide to give it a go!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-05-30 #gear #tutorials #tutorial #creative #tipster #lomography #cabinet #film-boxes #lomo-cabinet


  1. dearjme
    dearjme ·


  2. camerabrain
    camerabrain ·

    this looks fun....maybe somebody do an article on making iron on tranfers to fabric and making a quilt!

  3. joush
    joush ·

    love this

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