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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!
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.
- 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″.
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 . . .
. . . and adding some pretty Fleur de Lis stencils . . .
. . . 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!
My complete DIY is on DecoArt’s website for you, including a list of supplies and paint colors used.
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.
I can’t get over how this one project has made such a difference!