I have to admit that I’m a sucker for most things metal, whether it’s magazine racks, shelves, candle holders etc… especially if they have curlicues, leaves, rope details, flowers, grapes and/or other fun details.And if they’re a good price, like this piece was at $3, I have to snatch them up because I love giving them makeovers. I really can’t help myself.
I found this wrought iron and metal vintage magazine rack at my local thrift store, and it was perfect for a makeover.
I took it down into the basement on a day when it wasn’t -25 so I could open a window a crack to let in some fresh air, and I gave it some white spray paint love.I used Krylon dual paint and primer combo.
So I just grabbed some green and burgundy craft paints and painted the leaves and the grapes.I dry brushed some green around the frame and handle too… just for fun.
The burgundy was too dark for my liking so I dry brushed over it with some ivory craft paint.Easy peasy! It gives them a bit of a 3D look.
Here it is in the master bedroom looking all bright and new.
Too bright and new for my liking so I took some sand paper and lightly sanded the heck out of it to tone down the whole thing.
I absolutely love this book, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s helped inspire me to keep on keepin’ on… just doing my thing, and I hope I can inspire others to do their thing too, whatever that may be.
Thank you so much Sherry! This book will be a favourite of mine for, well, forever. And the other goodies will be put to very good use.Thanks so much for reading!
Keep on keepin’ on!XOX