Magazine Rack Turned Portable Office

Last month, I received this old magazine rack from my Grandmommy. At first, I had no idea what I would do with it, but after realizing that my laptop and office supplies were constantly strung all over our home, I decided to use it to corral them. I turned this old magazine rack into a portable office, and now all of my things have a place to live...and they can go with me wherever I am working in our home!
Old magazine rack.
I used two thin coats of chalky finish paint (this was after the first coat).
I added a little detail using a stencil.
I added my laptop, a pencil holder for my pens and glasses, and my planner and notebook too! Now I can work anywhere in our home without making a mess...I just grab my portable office and take it with me! See the full before and after below!

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  • Barbara Hedrick Barbara Hedrick on Nov 30, 2020

    So glad I saw this! I was wondering what to do with the old tiered metal magazine rack I have. I'm just going to sand it, spray paint it, and use it in my home "office!"


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  • Anna Anna on Feb 03, 2021

    Dear Mom4Real, I have one of those. Did you not sand or strip the finish first? I am a bloody beginner, so I would like to know. Great job! Anna

  • Tracy Tracy on Sep 02, 2021

    Love this idea!