Tuesday, May 8, 2012

French Magazine Holder


A recent trip to an antique mall netted me this great wood magazine rack.  While I love pink, this piece will be getting a makeover.


I’ve been looking for a piece to transform {basically copy} to this tote/magazine rack from Ballard Designs.


This one fit the criteria and I like it even better because it has feet, plus I think it’s a little bigger.  Since I already had Rustoleum black satin spray paint I used that to paint it.



Then I needed to figure out the graphic.  I decided to go with a stencil and found these two at Artistic Stencils on Etsy.  I couldn’t decide which one to do, so I did both!  One on each side!



I had to make an adjustment for using the second stencil because it was too long.  I used the same flat white paint that I used on my bathroom wall stencil here and applied it with a small foam roller. 


Love it! 



I think it makes a nice addition to my living room and I can keep it beside my chair with my magazines just inches away! 


This little box was the other thing I got that day. 


I don’t think he warrants his own post, so I’ll just show you his new look here.


Just a quick spray of Oil Rubbed Bronze to freshen him up and some wood embellishments sprayed Heirloom White.


I think he does a fine job of corralling our remotes!


Linking up with

Trash 2 Treasure at Kammy’s Korner

Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design

Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your magazine rack and it's much prettier than Ballards.
Love the box for the remotes too.


Beth@Makemeprettyagain.com said...

I love this! So Cute. Your living room is beautiful!!

Sherry said...

Kathy, excellent job on your magazine holder. Blends in perfectly with your deco!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathy, YOur NEW magazine rack go so well with your chic living room!
I love the transfers! There is something about PARIS!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy I LOVE the way that magazine rack turned out, it 's perfect for your living room!! Great stencil!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Wow! Your magazine holder looks fantastic!

We were both working on boxes today. I love yours.


Gail said...

Oh Kathy, it's beautiful! What a transformation and it looks fabulous beside your chair!!!!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Tres chic! Looks so pretty now and fits in perfectly with you your living room.

Debra@CommonGround said...

oooh, I love this Kathy! the black really looks great in your room. Now why didn't I think of that with the 2 or 3 that I've sold in the last few years?

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Kathy, your new magazine storage box is perfect! Much better than the mile high pile I always have beside the sofa.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great. Love the stencil. You are a stencil lover aren't you?! Now days the stencils are pretty awesome, You inspire me!

Okio B Designs said...

The magazine holder looks GREAT! I love that you used two different graphics on each side. Love it!


Brenda Pruitt said...

It's gorgeous! I wish I could find one with feet. Love what you did with it.

NanaDiana said...

Amazing looking! Even better than Ballard designs! You did a wonderful job on it! xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

Your projects are always a great success, Kathy! I love the magazine holder! Much better now that you have jazzed it up. I didn't know you had slip covered furniture...I love it!


Richella Parham said...

Kathy, your magazine rack looks great! I love getting inspiration from catalogs like Ballard's--but I especially love it when a creative, resourceful blogger shows what's she's already done! It's inspirational to see what can be done with some hard work and creativity.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

HA! I just knew you would do something completely awesome with those items.

Well done, lady! Looks AWESOME!!

Unknown said...

Super cute! And I enjoyed the peek into your beautiful living room

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

I love both of your projects! The magazine holder is awesome. I like the remote box idea. I have a remote basket myself. :) ~ Jamie

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks so fantastic Kathy! And I love the little remote caddie too. Well done! :-)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your thrifty magazine rack turned out very NIFTY my friend.


Antique leather chair said...

Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!

Sue said...

Voila- great Frenchy transformations to your recent purchases! I love the magazine tote now~ very smart to do two stencils. :-)

Becca Bertotti said...

Wow, Kathy ... LOVE what you did! The stencils look wonderful ... and, I love that you painted it black ... such a great contrast to your white furniture. And, what a creative way to store your remotes, too!

Beth said...

This is my first time to your blog, but found you at DIY by Design link party.

I LOVE what you did with your magazine rack! I just bought one at a church sale a few weeks ago for 50 cents and I'm looking for some inspiration. I thought about doing vintage white, but I do really like your black version! That little box is darling too. Love the carved wooden pieces. I recently used those on a project myself.

Jordan@the2seasons said...

This turned out great! I also need one of those I have magazines all over my house. I think I need 2 one for me and one for my husband. I am now going to be on the lookout.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just awesome my dear friend..Love the way it looks in your LR..May you have the BEST Mother's day every girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Homeroad said...

Kathy I love the magazine rack! It's beautiful! I also like the little box... he could have gotten his own little post! Lol Nice job!

Stitchfork said...

Great addition to your room - homerun!
xo Cathy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love what you did with the mag stand. I works perfectly with your decor. Beautiful.

Special 'K' said...

Yes, agree with Rosemary. Your creation fits perfect and looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

OK Kathy..now you are going to make me drag out that old wooden magazine rack out of the attic!!!

Beautiful projects!!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

You find the best stencils and graphics. Love the way these little projects turned out. And I love your gallery wall over the sofa!

Kammy's Korner said...

So nice!!! Just love both of those! I have a mag rack like that and every. single. time. I look at it, I think man I gotta paint that! :)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh how pretty this looks and goes so beautifully in your room... love the pic of your living room:)And I'm also liking the remote control holder,such a lovely and pretty way to keep those gadgets organized. Thanks for such lovely inspirations and your sweet note. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day!Hugs,Poppy

Toni said...

Kathy- both your transformations turned out great. Love the graphic on the mag rack. Thanks for visiting my updated guest room.

Toni said...

Kathy- both your transformations turned out great. Love the graphic on the mag rack. Thanks for visiting my updated guest room.

Unknown said...

Beautiful!!! I love French inspired decor and crafts, new reader, creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

Tanya :)

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