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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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Makeover: Vintage Magazine Rack

This weekend I went thrifting and I had such a great haul.  Such a good haul that when I came home, Tim asked me what I was doing with all of this junk.  :) One of the things I am always looking for when thrifting is storage solutions or some type of basket solution because even though I love old things- I don't like a whole lot of clutter.

I found this at an estate sale for a couple of bucks and thought this would be perfect storage solution for Nora's books. We go to the library at least once a week and she loves to pick out her own books.  She loves reading or at least pretending to read and I have caught her a few times flipping through my books and reading. Since library books are generally hard backed and coated in plastic- it seems like they take up more space then regular books and I had the books stacked on an end table but it just seemed like they were getting in the way and the stack was getting larger and larger. This is an old magazine holder I think from around the 70's and I love the little flower details.  It was a little banged up and needed a good bleach cleaning, but I knew when I saw it it just needed a coat of paint.  I did black and white- to make it a little bit more modern and I used regular craft paint.

I really love how it turned out and the perfect place for Nora's library books or her regular books. :)  


19 comments

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

wow, that looks so good. it's amazing what a little paint can do! i absolutely love it. and nora looks so precious with her book. adorable!

Kira said...

Cute, what an adorable idea!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

This makeover is so cute! Great idea!
~Sara
Sincerely, Sara

acreativeharbor.com said...

Delightful and creative make over ~ little girl is adorable ~ thanks, carol, xxx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks brilliant...very lovely!! xx

To The River said...

Beautifully done, congrats:)

Life Happens said...

That is awesome! I so need to find a creative way to store my little guy's books (right now they are piled in a basket).

I was looking thru your blog and you are just an amazing artist. What a talent.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Debie Grace said...

It looks more appealing to me now. I did a little *renovation* with our magazine rack a few years ago. Sometimes you just have to add color for it to be more appealing! :P

Jane said...

it turned out fantastic! love it!

becca said...

oh so cute! white paint makes everything classy and neat.

I'm totally inspired!

Erin said...

That is absolutely adorable, and the perfect size for her! She's so stinkin cute! xo

Camila Rafaela Felippi said...

Amazing! I paint too! But usually I'm lazy. Now, when I see this pictures, I want to paint! I have some box to "rebuild".

Hugs!

Lauren Foster said...

so cute! love how it turned out!

little things and elephants said...

This came out great, and is so useful!!
xx
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YeamieWaffles said...

Just amazing, you've done a wonderful job Erika.

Erin said...

This is so gorgeous! Turned out great.

Erin
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Anne Hill said...

it's amazing what some paint can do! looks great!

Sara said...

I adore this DIY, it looks amazing, what a great idea and the result rocks!
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Meeha Meeha said...

I can't resist a good paint job - and your transformation is complete! It turned out very cute and I even like the shape better.

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