Friday, May 4, 2012

Thrift Find - Magazine Rack

Hello again! It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog and a lot has changed! In the past 6 months I became an AUNT to my awesome little nephew Aiden and started a new job as a Creative Coordinator at the University of Iowa.  I love my new job (and my nephew) and working on the U of I campus is refreshing and inspiring each day! I've been taking kickboxing classes as well since Nov. with my Mom. We've both been whipped back into shape and it has lowered my blood pressure to the point of not needing medication anymore! Market season starts back up this weekend so lots of glass firing to come! More posts to follow in the coming months on all of these topics but to get back into the swing of things I thought I'd post my Thrift Find-Magazine Rack project I completed last night! Enjoy!

I have this corner nook in my house right when you walk in the front door. It's a great space to showcase some art, a nice mirror, chair and a side table. I'm pretty cheap so I've been using this plant stand as my side table for about 6 months, and my magazine collection has been growing out of control...(see under the chair, and on the coffee table).

So off to the thrift store "Stuff etc." I went, and to my luck I found this awesome rustic army chest with storage dividers built in. Normally it sits on it's back and the lid opens up, however turned on it's side it makes for the perfect side table with shelves for magazines and newspapers!

It's a bit tall, and maybe a tad bigger than I had hoped for the space, but it oozes with character - which I love! Below are a few more pics of the new space, and I'm in love with all of the organized storage for all of my mags!