Take an old wooden magazine rack and turn it into stylish book storage for your family room. Have multiple books at arms reach for family story time!
I have really been on a decluttering and cleaning kick. I know. Everyone is right now. I think I’ve just finally hit my breaking point.
My house is never clean and there is constantly clutter everywhere! I, and millions of others have been trying to do a little bit of the Kon Mari Method.
Although, I’m not a big fan of the order. I like to go room by room rather than category by category.
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Recently, I was out selling stuff from my decluttering frenzy at a local thrift store. While I was there, I came across this cute old wooden magazine rack.
Magazine Rack to Kids Book Storage
It would be great to have a place to store a few books in our living room. The girls are always bringing them out of their rooms and leaving them in the living room.
This way, they’d have a few books available for them to pick up and read when they aren’t in their rooms.
I gave it a good scrub before I painted it. It already had a “rough” surface to it so I didn’t bother with doing any sanding.
I used Valspar Spray Paint (Primer & Paint in one) in Indigo Streamer. Might be my favorite blue ever!
I gave it 2 solid coats of spray paint and after it was dry I began the process of stenciling the word BOOKS onto the front of the book holder.
Unfortunately, I used too large of a foam pouncer and it got outside of the stencil. I touched up the areas with some sample paint I had of the color and it worked great to fix my mistakes.
It is very important when stenciling to get most of the paint off of the brush before painting it onto your object because it can leak very easily. It helps to dab it onto a paper towel before applying the paint.
Once it was all dry it was then ready to be filled with some of my girls’ favorite books.
This magazine rack turned book storage is a great way to stay organized in our living room. I really like making kid things more beautiful and not so “child” looking. We have to live here too, right!?
What are some ways that you have created storage for books or toys in your home? I can use all the help I can get! The small things I’ve done so far are really helping me stay sane! Ha!
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