Heather
Heather
  • Hometalker
  • Farmington, MI

From Magazine to Amazing


An old tired magazine rack transformed to a bright and colorful garden plantern
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
My parents found this old and tired Doctors office looking magazine rack from a garage sale for free!
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
As you can see it has potential but no need for a magazine rack. First thing I needed to do was to remove the bars which was actually just the easy part.
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
After the bars were gone it was time to make this fabulous! I knew right off the bat I wanted this for the garden. To really add some pop to this I knew I wanted to paint it green.
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
I feel like this rack was meant to be exactly what I wanted it for. My vision was to have tiny terra cotta pots sit on the ledges but I didn't know if they even made tiny pots like this. Luckily, I actually came across some at a garage sale where they were practically giving them away. As you can see free dirt was included on them so they just needed a washing.
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
Now for the fun part! I love any time I can add a pop of color to something. In this case its like a rainbow explosion and I love it! I think they look like candy.
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
Once everything was dry, it was time for the line up. I just used a little glue to hold those baby pots in place.
from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items
and for the final result! I put a little dirt in each pot and a variety of seeds. I just love how this turned out! So much color that will compliment the vibrant colors of the colors all around it!

Suggested materials:

  • Old magazine rack  (garage sale)
  • Spray paint  (local craft store)
  • Terra cotta pots  (garage sale)
See all materials
Heather

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 28 comments
Your comment...