Toilet Paper/Magazine Rack Combo Holder Up-Cycle

My Junkin' Friend Jodi gave me this for free.  I think it's a combination magazine rack and extra toilet paper holder for the bathroom.


My up-cycle started with a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Cream".

Then I added 1/2" chicken wire to the back with small nails.  I also stabilized the shelves with a few extra nails through the side boards, as it was a bit warped.

As always, I distressed the shelf with sandpaper, and then waxed it with Annie Sloan clear wax.  I painted my junk stash handle with Annie Sloan in "French Linen".  It was then screwed onto the top board.

Salvaged Shelf Valentine's Day Decor www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Since I haven't posted any new Valentine's Day decor yet this year, I have decked out the shelf with a vintage red metal tray, a cheese strainer heart and a small wooden "love" sign.  The cheese strainer is tied onto the handle with a scrap of muslin.

Salvaged Shelf Valentine's Day Decor www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
A perfectly chippy little red metal basket finishes out my vignette!  

I got my shelf for free, but these types of shelves are available very cheaply at your local thrift shops!  Happy Up-cycling & Re-purposing!












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11 comments:

  1. Good job... I sell them all the time, just add a little chicken wire :)

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  2. Carlene, your creativity inspires me.......love it!

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  3. Oh my gosh - I wasn't sure where you were headed with this project, but wow~it looks fantastic. So cute and clever! Jane

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  4. Very fun makeover...and I love your new header!

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  5. Good one! Useful in so many ways! It would be great for holding phone books and phone... no wait, wrong era. It could be used as a charging station...?
    or hold trays/ cookie sheets?
    Oh! magazines...
    I have no idea...except that it's cute!

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  6. I was surprised with the red Valentine ending - but sooooooo cute!

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  7. Cute look Carlene. Adding the chicken wire just made it special. Love the little heart too.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z.

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  8. Great makeover! The Valentine's Day touches are so pretty.

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