Thursday, July 12, 2012

"M" is for Magazine Rack

Paint: magazine rack makeover

My neighbor had your basic wooden magazine rack just waiting for some paint:

All cleaned up and I added a handpainted single letter monogram on both ends:

The edges are distressed and stained:

Here's how I madeover the magazine rack:

1. Sand entire piece and apply wood filler to any imperfections.
Here you can see some missing buttons:

2. Using 5/16" wood buttons:

3. Glue new buttons into missing holes:

4. Prime with spray primer:

5. Paint with Rustoleum heirloom white satin finish:

6. Distress with sandpaper:

7. Print out letter using Monogram KK font, 450 point.
Line up in place and trace letter using ballpoint pen:

8. Paint on and inside indent left behind by pen:
(At least two coats.)

9. Stain with Minwax Special Walnut:

10. Seal with spray poly semi-gloss:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


  1. Very nice I love the color and the detail :)

  2. It looks great. Now if I ever find one, I know what to do with it.

  3. You are the best with hand painted letters! The rack looks great~definitely an upgrade!

  4. Nice blog!hank you for sharing this!