Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ikea Magazine Rack REDO

We have/had (cause I have already redone it!) this gray Ikea magazine rack
that worked perfect in our fun bright colored loft,
but in our new pad it needed an updo.

First Step: Prime
(This is pretty much the before also. The gray color was the same just glossy.)

Second Step:
Spray Paint Black
(I just did the front,
since it will be on the wall I didn't think it would matter.
Yep, that's how I roll!)

Third Step:
Mod Podge really cute scrapbook paper onto the parts that stick out.
(How is that for technically speaking?!)

Fourth Step: I cut some darling letters using my coolio Cricut (Storybook)
I mod podged them on as well and then added a little bit of
HD Medium to give the letters a bit of raised texture.

5th: I painted all the parts that were left with Elmers Glue. Working quickly I painted over the glue with white acrylic paint (cheap stuff from a craft store). As the paint dried the magic happened. It crackled the paint a deliciously old fashioned way.
Finished Project:

I love the way this turned out!
It is perfect for my new office to hold my favorite books and mags! I love that i was able to transform something cost effective from IKEA into something so fresh and different!
Linking here today:

Keeping It Simple


  1. So cute Lexi! I'm a fan of modge podge for sure, but I didn't know that glue trick. Love it!

  2. Such cute stuff, but us old ladies need bigger pictures (or we must wear our glasses)!!! Can't wait to see you soon. Bring a project that we can do. I need to get some craftiness going again.!!!!!!

  3. I am so jealous of how very talented you are! You cook, bake, craft; is there anything you can't do? Love this blog! Great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  4. Very cute! FUnny, I just bought a couple of those same scrapbook papers today! :)
    Scissors & Spatulas

  5. That turned out beautiful!!! :)