Monday, August 23, 2010

70's Magazine Rack into Chic Girl's Bookcase

This is how I found her.
$10 at a garage sale put on by a group of youth trying to raise money for their programs.
She hardly fit in my car.

I think we had met before.
In my optometrists office in 1973 where she held copies of Readers Digest for eager patients.

I brought her home.
She sat in the basement for a few months.....

Then in the garage for two weeks....

Then finally to my little girls room for her reading corner.
Katerade also seems to think she makes a nice bench for her stuffed friends.
5 coats of a high gloss white I had left over from the front door
Gray paint on a wood detail I found at Home Depot.
Some wood glue and some distressing later....

She is already getting a lot of use.
I realize that the slots are not as efficient for storing lots of books,
but I like that she can see her books.
Maybe it is less likely she will continue to pick the same book over and over again each night if she can really get a view of the choices.
I think it makes them all look more appealing.
Anything to encourage the raising of the nerds is worth it.

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  1. That's a great find & a great transformation!

  2. Oh my God. I love that. That's awesome.

  3. I love it!! I'd probably have passed her up and never thought of using her for books.

  4. What a great find to help organize all of your books for the kids. I love how you added the wood detail to the piece, it really helps turn it into a new piece! I really need to find something like this for my niece!

  5. Hi! I found your blog from "Better After." I love what you did with this magazine rack. I would love to have something similar to contain my daughter's books. You did a great job!

  6. I followed you over here from "better after." this is darling! I admire your imagination in foreseeing such a cute use for this!

    You did a great job on the distressing- it's just right!

    Keep up the good work!


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