Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Upcycled Magazine Holder

While searching for my glue guns last week (which I STILL have not found) I came upon a lucky discovery in my basement.  It was an old wood bucket that had some golf designs on it. 

Pretty ugly if you ask me.. but it got me thinking about what I could do with it.  
Then I had an "AHA" moment and realized that it would make a great magazine holder for the bathroom!  I hate when newspaper and magazines are piled on the hamper in the bathroom and this would be the perfect solution.  The bathroom is really small so anything that saves space is great!

I found some 40's inspired scrapbook paper in my stash and quickly got to work.. here is the before and after!
This is the holder after it had been painted black.
This is what it looked like as a finished product.

Now my poor husband is going to be forced to put up a shelf in the bathroom when he gets home so that we have a place to display the magazine holder...   I mean.. so that we have a place to store the newspapers and magazines!  Can't wait!
I linked this project to The Creative Chick parade @ 
and to Upcycled Awesome #14 @
and at Organize your Stuff @
and at A Crafty Soiree @
and at Somewhat Simple @
and at Thrilling Thursday @
and to Ponytails and Fishscales @


  1. Cute Cute! Thank you for linking up!

  2. Much better then the golf clubs! Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I love this. It is super cute! I like how you decorated it.

  4. what a very cute Idea!! love it!
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  5. Oh I love the new vintage vibe it's got from the papers and ephemera you picked to decoupage onto it! So so much better than the original golf inspired look. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope you'll come back next week and link up again!

  6. GREAT idea! So cute! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  7. Very cute! I love the vintage idea much better than the golf clubs :)

  8. great idea for a small bathroom space! great job!

  9. Love the paper you chose! Neat idea!