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...Revamped Magazine Holder

I recently went shopping for some new bits and pieces of furniture to spruce up as I was majorly inspired after completing my Stencilled Drawers last week. 

I came across this old magazine holder. It was in really great condition, which was convenient! I think it had already been re-stained by someone else before I purchased it.

I'll show you how I went about my spruce up. Once again, I absolutely loved completing this project, I think this blog has helped me to discover a new love!

To start with, I sanded the whole piece back as it had this dark brown stain on it which made it really difficult for me pain to adhere to. The paint I have used is just a Dulux wall colour sample pot in Tapioca-same colour used here and here.

I then painted the parts of the mag holder that I didn't want covered in fabric.

After that, I needed to make a 'pattern' for my fabric pieces. To do so, I traced the edges as best I could to get my pieces as close to the actual shape as possible so not to have too much of an overlap.

Here's my pattern...messy!
I then checked to make sure it fit! Very messy and patchy, but better to look dodgy at this point than on my finished piece!
Next, I needed to prepare my fabric. I laid it down on some baking paper (so not to stick to my surface) then rolled the entire piece of fabric with Mod Podge. This was to avoid fraying when I cut my fabric. 
Annoying-but worked a treat!

How pretty is this fabric! It's from Lincraft.... Surprising, right?!
I then pinned my pattern pieces to my prepared fabric and cut them out.

Very carefully!
Next came the fun but tricky part...layering my fabrics on. 
Firstly, I ensured each surface was sanded and clean, then rolled on a fair amount of Mod Podge before smoothing on my fabric. I then ran over the fabric with Mod Podge soaked roller again to ensure it was smoothed out and there were no bubbles.
Here's the inside all compete


 And the final product!
Let me know what you think!

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Depending what day it is, you may see this post at any of these wonderful parties!!


  1. This is really adorable...I love that fabric! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  2. Wow! That turned out so cute! Great job!

  3. Love it! Great match up of fabric and colour!

  4. This is so fabulous! I love it...a really HAPPY piece and thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe...I am featuring it today : ) hugs...

  5. Saw your covered and redone magazine holder at Junkin' Joe's. It is so fun, and I am always wanting to do something covered in fabric but it seems so tricky. Yours turned out absolutely adorable!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

  6. It looks fantastic! :) Love the colors.

  7. This looks so good - I love the paper you chose for the inside, it's the perfect contrast to the paint.

    I found your block through the link at The cottage Market.

  8. I love this! Great colors! Gluing it before cutting it to prevent fraying- such a great idea. Thanks for the tip! ♥

  9. Great job! This is so cute. Will be featuring it this weekend. :)

  10. what a big change! i love it, and i love the patterned inside too! Thanks for linking up. :)

  11. what a transformation this turned out great. pinning! Thanks for linking up at my What We Wore, Read, and Made Wednesday Party :)

  12. I saw a magazine rack kinda like this at an antique store this weekend, but they wanted too much for it! I love what you did with this one!

  13. That turned out super cute! I love it!

  14. LOVE the new look!! Great job!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

  15. Such an improvement. I love it! I host a DIY link party every Monday and would love for you to join!

  16. Fantastic project!Love the colors Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  17. I see these all the time at thrift stores, but never know what to do with them. SO CUTE! Sharing at my party today, thanks!

  18. Great job! love the fabric.

  19. Your magazine rack turned out so pretty. I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.

  20. This turned out darling! I love the fabric you chose. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

    1. Thank you so much Rachel, and thanks for the feature!!


  21. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

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