Magazine Rack Re-Do

I love to get in on a good bargain.  I picked up this magazine rack at the Goodwill for $3.  I have been wanting to try chalk paint and I thought this would be a good starter project.

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Magazine Rack Re-Do

I started by wiping the entire thing down with a damp cloth.  It looked like it could use a good cleaning.  Then I started in with the first coat of paint.  I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Vintage.  I think that is the color.  It is sort of a gray-ish, green-ish, blue-ish.  Then used the Creme Wax  at the very end.

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This is how it looked when I started.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

This was after one coat.

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And three coats later.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

I wanted something decorative on the ends so I used some foam stamps and black acrylic paint to create a fun design.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

Then I used the Americana Decor Creme Wax over the entire project and buffed it out until it had a light sheen to it.  That just really takes it from nice to spectacular.  It is hard to see in the photos but I love it.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

I will eventually have this piece in my new office space and I am not sure if it will be used for magazines or if I will use it as a sort of file keeper for things I refer to often.   We will just have to see but for right now it look beautiful holding my HGTV magazines.

I am looking forward to blogging the new office space and we will probably get started before too long.  I am starting to put together a “mood” board with all of the things I want/need and colors, etc.  It is pretty exciting.

I need to re-paint the dining room and living room and I really want to brighten them up.  I think it will help a lot with the entire feel of the downstairs level.  A fresh coat of paint can really do wonders to make things new again.

I hope you will keep coming back to see the transformation.  As for now, I appreciate you stopping by today.  Thanks so much.

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