Magazine Rack – Mini Makeover (Recycled Furniture)

Before I get fully into this post, I would like to apologize to anyone who may have left us a message through our “Contact Us” link/form. I only just noticed today where to retrieve them… I am claiming brain injury for the total oblivion when it comes to this lol. I honestly had no idea and just assumed no one was using it!


Now for this post! We are in the midst of a mini makeover of our main floor/living room. Right now our walls are green… they have been green since we moved in, albeit different shades of green and I am fed up with it.

We ordered some new recliner chairs for the living room to replace our old ones that haven’t been comfortable in a while and I ordered them in Gray so I had an excuse to not only repaint the walls something other than green, but to also replace curtains and rugs…. so in essence, a mini makeover.

As part of this mini makeover I decided that I would reuse the magazine rack I had been using to store my cookie sheets and such. Once again it is being used for it’s actual purpose, only I gave it a little makeover.

It was just plain wood before I started. We are using a sort of burgundy/wine colour to coordinate with the gray because we have a burgundy/wine coloured leather couch and when I did the Roll Top Desk Makeover I painted it with a colour to match the couch knowing that at some point I was going to change the wall colours!

This is the magazine rack before the mini makeover…

I washed it and gave it a little sanding so the paint would stick and then painted it with the same chalk paint I used on the desk.

While the paint was drying, I went to the craft room to play with my Cricut. I decided to put a bit of lettering on the magazine rack and some swirls. I did them in Gray to match the walls after they are painted.

I chose to use the words Live, Love and Laugh. Yes, they are everywhere but I still decided that’s what I would use lol. I just chose a font I liked, typed the wording into Design Space and cut the lettering/swirls.

This is my magazine rack after painting and applying the lettering/swirls….

And here it is in it’s new home, behind an end table, with some magazines already in it!

Sandie

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Old Sewing Machine Table Makeover

This past week I have been working on redoing an old sewing machine table. I can’t use the machine that is actually in the table because of the unavailability of parts but I have rigged it to add a more modern machine on top. This sewing table belonged to Chris’ grandmother so it is something I really wanted to have in our craft room!

Sandie

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