A QUICK AND EASY MAKEOVER USING A REPURPOSED WOODEN MAGAZINE RACK AND “HE LOVES ME – HE LOVES ME NOT” WILD DAISIES.
Hi sweet SI family, I hope you’re doing well and staying safe. Today we’re joining the talented and creative Trash To Treasure Crew!! I’ll be sharing links to their before and after tutorials at the bottom of today’s post.
But first, have you ever come across one of these old magazine racks?
I’ve seen a variety of styles selling at yard sales and thrift stores. I even restyled one for my sister a few years back. Unfortunately, no one is having yard sales and our thrift stores aren’t open yet — but Nick found this magazine rack table in his client’s garage. It was garbage bound so this is a perfect Trash to Treasure project.
Here’s the new look.
Super sweet, right?
It’s amazing what a little paint can do!
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REPURPOSED MAGAZINE RACK
To give this magazine rack a brand new look, I started by removing the table. I wasn’t feeling it for this makeover but I know the top will be put to good use. I might use it for a future garden plaque.
The top was easy to remove. Four screws and a couple of wing nuts were already loose so it took all of 5 minutes to remove the top and give it a really good cleaning.
To fill the screw hole, I used this Dixie Belle Mud wood filler.
Once the filler was dry, I painted two coats in this gorgeous Buttercream. This is a warm creamy white with buttery undertones.
To paint spindles WITHOUT brush marks, check out my youtube tutorial here. It’s an easy #slapiton method that gives a smooth flawless look every time!
Here’s what the Buttercream looked like after the first coat.
To add a whimsical detail, I used a wood plaque I had on hand and painted it in Buttercream to match the rest of the rack.
Using a graphic from the Classic Vintage Labels adhesive transfer, I used this rub on method and applied the bee in the center of the plaque. Super cute!
To hang it on the painted magazine rack, I drilled a hole.
And used some natural twine to attach it.
To finish the look, I really wanted some wildflowers. Nick and I took a lovely country drive and found these daisies. Did you know daisies symbolize innocence and purity?
When I was a little girl, my friends and I would pick these daisies and pull each individual petal off while saying “He loves me, he loves me not” always hoping the last petal landed on “he loves me”.
We had a few games when it came to wildflowers.
Dandelions were put under the chin to see if you’d be rich and/or if you liked butter. The brighter it glowed, the richer you’d be… or the more you liked butter.
And Nick reminded me of the “tree or bush” game using the wild grass that had gone to seed.
Do you remember any of these?
With all that’s going on in the world, it’s nice to reflect on more innocent times.
And now for some TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this talented team of ladies share. They never cease to surprise me with their creativity! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it!
I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! x
5. Salvaged Inspirations (I’m so happy you’re here!)
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS REPURPOSED MAGAZINE RACK IDEA. I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU… IT MAKES MY DAY!
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!
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