I wanted to make a friend something for LEGO minifig photography/filmaking for his birthday. He has taking pictures of minifigs to put in exciting locations for short films, but you could use this for any small item that wants to go on a virtual vacation. The choice of color will depend on what you're photographing. If you have a lot of green items you may want to try using a blue or hot pink color for the interior of the box.
Step 1: Materials & Tools
24" Horizontal Organizer
4 x 1.5" Zinc corner braces
8 foot indoor extension cord
2 x 13W CFL bulbs (I would have preferred a round CFL with Edison adapter but I couldn't find one locally)
"Round metal electrical box cover" with two bulb sockets
8 oz. (sample size) Valspar Pantone Green Flash paint
Disclaimer: Please be careful when using power (or any) tools! I am not responsible for your safety, so be smart out there!
Step 2: Size & Cut Pieces
I measured the halfway point on the two shelves and cut them in half using a circular saw. A table saw would probably be a better option, but I didn't have access to one.
Step 3: Paint
Each of the boards I ripped for the sides and bottom had a plain MDF side, and a side with a white surface coating. Looking around online I saw that the coating would require a lot of surface work before I could paint, I decided to use the bare MDF sides as my painting surface. As I didn't need a perfect surface finish, I just painted straight onto the bare MDF side without any prep. If you want something a little smoother, I would recommend you sand before painting. I only used 1-2 oz of the sample paint to do 3 coats on the box's interior.