I decided my living room needed a designated spot to put some of my magazines. A few well-placed polka dots couldn't hurt either. So this is what I came up with. Want to see how I did it? :o)
About a month ago, I found a very sturdy wooden box at Goodwill that I assumed would be good for holding magazines.
I liked the rustic look of it, but not so much the fruit on the front. So I decided to spray-paint the whole outside of it a pretty dark turquoise color called "Lagoon" that I had on hand. It ended up being kind of bright, so I painted over it with some sage green acrylic paint, and then wiped a little off with an old rag as I went. That way it wouldn't just be one flat boring color.
As for the inside, I found a couple of sheets of cute polka dotted scrapbook paper in my stash. I cut them to size and mod-podged them to most of the inside surfaces, and followed it up with another coat of mod podge to really seal it in. There are a few wrinkles but luckily they're pretty hard to notice unless you're looking for them. I left the bottom of the inside as it was since a) you can't see the bottom unless you really peek inside, and even then it's still a nice wooden surface, and b) because I didn't have any of the cute paper left and didn't want to use anything different in case it clashed. I like it just the way it is.
I debated about putting something on the front, but I think for now the polka dots and the colorful covers of the magazines are enough visual appeal.
At this angle it looks like it's lopsided. But it's not. :o)
Not bad for under $5. The magazine holder was around $3, and everything else I had on hand.
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