Magazine Holders as Shelves
New shelves with a dual purpose!
This area between my kitchen door and the brick wall(the backside of the fireplace in the kitchen) has never had a "purpose" and all the white annoys me... It has needed a pop of colour, but since I can't screw any brackets or anything here, it just had to stay that way... for 10 years... until now!!! I bought these wooden magazine holders at IKEA:
I picked a turquoise acryllic paint to paint the insides:
I then took white acryllic paint, and added a small amount of the turquoise to make a lighter colour for the outsides of the magazine holders:
It took quite afew coats of paint to cover the outsides, since I had spilled a bit of the dark colour, and the lighter paint didn't easily cover it, so I recomend using painters tape on the edges if you paint something dark first...
But in the end, the final result was just what I wanted!
And now comes the revealing of the entire reason for this project: I could easily screm them into the wooden frame of the door, and still have level shelves that can hold stuff and give that little pop of colour this space needed!!! I will probably cover the screws with paint later on, but for now, I'm just happy with them the way they are, they truly made my day!!!
I just had to make this little cat to fit the colour scheme, it used to be white with blue pattern on it when I adopted it at the thrift store, but a few coats of paint, and gluing som small beadsand pearls on it, it is now just a happy feline that makes me smile every time I pass it... ;-)
I just love my new happy corner:
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Published May 31st, 2016 6:12 PM
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Debbie Westgate- Guyot-Sliwa on Apr 20, 2021
I have one sitting in my office taking up space that I can't wait to do this with! Thanks for a great idea!
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