Thrift Store Magazine Rack Upcycle

Painted Thrift Store Magazine Rack

My husband and I always seemed to order magazine subscriptions from our friend’s older kids.  We actually have some pretty good ones. I love flipping through them on my spare time. Even though our world is saturated with digital information, I will always love the feel of actual magazine (or book) pages.  I went to a local Goodwill the other day and found this old wooden magazine rack. It was not my style, but I could definitely use it. So, here is my quick and easy thrift store magazine rack upcycle.

Time: 45 Minutes (including drying time)


Here is the BEFORE picture of the magazine rack. I purchased it for $6.99. That was a steal, considering one like this starts at $30.00. When I got it home the first thing I did was dust it off because it was quite dirty.

Upcycled Thrift Store Magazine Rack - Before

Thrift Store Magazine Rack

I took my time with this one. I spread out newspapers outside and sprayed two light coats, waiting fifteen minutes in between coats.  I did a final third touch up for any areas I missed.

Spray Painted Magazine Rack - DIY Inspired

Chalk Painted Magazine Rack

When my husband first saw it, he hated it, but once I painted it and put it by the recliner in our bedroom I got a, “hey, that actually looks pretty good!” Not bad for a few bucks.

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  1. It is absolutely amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for a piece, isn’t it? Love the magazine rack! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. 🙂

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