I started with a kit from IKEA. It came in many pieces. Here are the illustrations:
I love the bottom. If you get frustrated, call IKEA.
After assembling it the box looked like this:
I looked online at my favorite website http://www.colourlovers.com and found the perfect colors to work with.
I used acrylic paints and watered them down to a very thin consistency in order to create a wash. I started with the orange. After drying I covered it in the blue-green color and used a piece of styrofoam I cut with a decorative scissors to scrape some of the blue off to reveal the orange. I then used that same piece to create the red dot pattern. The drawers started out orange as well. I used a red wash over that and then the blue. I wanted the inside drawers to each be a different color.
I am very pleased with the outcome. I went into this without a real plan b/c thats not really how I work. For me, one step inspres the next.