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August 23, 2018

Kitchen Storage in a Thrifted Magazine Rack

If you ask me, no kitchen has enough storage! Ok, maybe the sprawling versions you see in glossy magazines…but those aren’t very realistic for most of us, right? So, when I spotted this large, clunky magazine rack in Goodwill, I immediately envisioned a way to upcycle it into a kitchen organizer of sorts.

It was really beat up and tragically dusty…so it took some work to get it all cleaned up and ready for a makeover. Since painting my thrift store treasures feels like I’m sealing out the previous life, I decided to spray paint the entire magazine rack in a soft, pale gray.

See? So much cleaner and sleeker looking now! (And yes, I lightly sanded the entire thing to give it a satiny finish.)

Now, since the magazine rack is heavy on its own AND I plan on filling it with kitchen goodies, I decided to add four casters/wheels to make it easy to move around. I bought them from a hardware store and simply attached them to the bottom of the magazine rack using my drill.

Last but not least, I added a couple of hooks (one on each side) for even more storage options!

Ta-da! Now it holds all sorts of kitchen goodies- baking sheets, foil & other food prep/storage items, and the hooks hold my oven mitts.

Think you’ll be looking for an old magazine rack next time you’re at Goodwill? You better grab it before I see it, because you can never have too much storage at home!


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