Friday, January 28, 2011

Thrifty Magazine Holder

I have been searching for a good magazine rack for our, um...ahem...bathroom. Ok, so whatever, everyone has those right? =) I could never decide if I wanted a floor or wall rack. 

So, as I'm walking into Michael's the other day. This is staring back at me:

Don't you love little baby hands? =) 

Now, what would I do with that Christmas basket you ask? Well, I saw potential. Spray paint can make ANYTHING into something better. Only thing I was really worried about covering up were these sparkles:

I could not wait to see the finished product. I planned to take the "Ho Ho Ho" sequined letters off. But I took the cloth liner out, and spray painted it with 2 coats of black spray paint. Let it dry, and put the liner back in. I didn't take the letters off because the basket fits perfectly on the back of the toilet, and if you face it the other way, you can't see the letters.

The bathroom has hunter green accents, so I like a little bit of the green peeking out that I couldn't get or missed. I love the end result. It was a $15 basket, and I got it for 80% off. Score!

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  1. This is beautiful. Take are, Linda

  2. What a gorgeous transformation! It looks way better!

    Thanks so much for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @

  3. It looks so much better painted black! I love it...and at Christmas time you can totally turn it around:)

  4. So nifty and thrify, I too am a fan of black spray paint. :) Please consider sharing your idea at my blog bash K.I.S.S.=Keep It Simple Sunday, the link is open til Tues. evening. Happy to be a new follower.

  5. Thanks y'all! And I sure will Christina!

  6. That is great! I have a load of baskets in my bathroom: under the sink, the back of the toilet...they are just so perfect! I am glad the glitter didn't ruin the paint job! Love it :)

    popping by from making the world cuter :)

  7. Thank you! I don't know how I did without spray paint. I was always afraid of it so to say, but I am so loving it right now. I have a few more things to show on here that I made over with some spray paint, so be sure to check back!

  8. Love your idea! It came out so cute! I am stopping over from Making the World Cuter and I am a new follower!


  9. So happy to see you linked up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. your creativity is appreciated. Hope to see you link back up next Sunday. :)

  10. wow !!!
    looking very great...
    it is very comfortable in bathroom,its perfect...
    Bathroom Magazine Rack