A good while ago, walking around some of my favorite second-hand stores in Limerick, I picked up this gem of magazine holder.
I love the shape of it. It sounds cliché but they certainly no longer make them like they used to. This magazine holder is solid and sturdy, I particularly love the handle, but those men had to go.
As I wanted to bring this vintage beauty to the 21st century, I decided to give it a total make-over rather than just a face-lift.
I started by painting the sides and inside with grey spray paint. I then used white chalk paint for the edges and I distressed it a little bit with some sand paper.
The lovely men in lovely tights were replaced with some contemporary geometrical wall paper.
I am really happy with the result. It is great to finally have something to keep our newspapers and magazines in.
What do you think? Have you up-cycled something recently?