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Magazine Rack Re-Do

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.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

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.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

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.

Magazine Rack Re-Do - www.michellejdesigns.com

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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Maggie Owens

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

This looks great. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Thank you Maggie. So nice of you to stop by! I appreciate it.

Christie

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

I love what you did with this magazine rack, Michelle. Awesome job with the chalk paint! :) Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

Michelle

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Hi Christie! Thanks so much. I do love the way it turned out and the chalk paint is so nice to work with. Thanks for hosting the Totally Terrific Tuesday party. I really like that one a lot! You guys do a great job.

Kelly

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

What a lovely renovation - I really like the way it came out, Michelle.

Michelle

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Thanks Kelly! I am happy with the results too. Working on a matching desk piece that will organize some small office items like paper clips, etc. I am excited about it.

Crystal Bissonnette

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

That is such a great find! What a fun restoration. Love it! I like the stamps on the side!

Michelle

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

Thanks Crystal! I used to stamp everything. LOL! Now I use them sparingly but I liked the way these turned out. Thanks for stopping by!

Sara

Saturday 21st of March 2015

Your magazine rack is gorgeous! There's such a difference between the unpainted and painted racks. How much paint did you need? Was the 8oz can enough for all 3 coats?

Michelle

Saturday 21st of March 2015

Hi Sara and thanks so much. The 8 oz jar was plenty. I used less than 1/4 or the of it. I am excited because now I can paint more things to match in my office.

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