Easy Magazine Storage: how to paint a pretty wooden crate!

For easy magazine storage, learn how to paint a pretty wooden crate in just a few simple steps! This DIY makes such a difference in containing clutter!

Paint a wooden crate for stylish magazine storage!

Special thanks to DecoArt, who sponsored this fun DIY!

Take all of those magazines sitting on your coffee table and put them into a stylish wooden crate instead.

Why?

  • your room instantly looks neater and pulled together
  • your coffee table looks nicer
  • you have easy access to your magazines
  • your magazines are always in their designated place

This magazine storage crate is also handy for home offices, craft rooms and dorm rooms.

And did I mention it looks so pretty? It really does!

Easy Magazine Storage: how to paint a pretty wooden crate!

You can find unfinished wood crates in just about every craft and home improvement store these days.

The specific crate that I chose to use is from Home Depot, and is almost a perfect square, measuring 9.5″ x 9″ x 9.5″.

Paint a wooden crate for stylish magazine storage!

I love how tall it is, as it keeps my magazines standing straight.

(There’s nothing worse than flopped over magazines that won’t straighten back out, am I right? Actually, there are probably a lot of things that are worse, but you get the idea!)

After painting a white chalky finish base coat . . .

Paint a wooden crate for stylish magazine storage!

. . . and adding some pretty Fleur de Lis stencils . . .

Paint a wooden crate for stylish magazine storage!

. . . all that was left to do was sand the crate — including the edges — for a light, distressed look.

I love the natural wood color peeking through here and there!

Paint a wooden crate for stylish magazine storage!

My complete DIY is on DecoArt’s website for you, including a list of supplies and paint colors used.

Pretty DIY Magazine Storage Crate

Click here — or click on the image above — to see the full tutorial.

You can download and/or print out a helpful set of instructions there too.

Paint a wooden crate for stylish magazine storage!

I can’t get over how this one project has made such a difference!

Happy crafting!

~Laura

 

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