Might as well get used to Jonesy in every shot. He's kind of full of himself. Rightfully so.
This thing was guh-ross. Bugs, cobwebs, and unidentified clumps of grossness.
I cleaned it as well as I could, popped out the broken screens, and covered the handle in professional paint protectant (aka, aluminum foil), because I wanted to keep the handle brown.
Then came the fun part... blue spray paint! This color is uh-mazing and you'll see it in other projects. I also used a sanding block to distress it a little.
Ah! Isn't she pretty in blue??
My father-in-law has every man's dream shop with every tool, gadget, and supply necessary to repair, build, or create anything. AND he lives like 4 minutes away from us. So, as I always do when I need help with a project, I took my pretty little magazine rack over to see if he had any kind of screen material to use to replace the damaged screen I pulled out. When we went to his shop, the EXACT kind of mesh screening material was sitting at the very top of his trash can! I couldn't beleive it. He had a nice size roll of the material and was able to cut it and insert back into the side of the rack. But before he did that I had him spray it with some almond-colored spray paint.
I could have stopped right there, but no! We need something to make her extra special! A little scrapbook paper and some Modge Podge and now this little beauty sits in our bedroom waiting to be filled with books and magazines to enjoy in our big, comfy bed. I will try my best to avoid choosing only books that match... :)
LOVE. Do you have anything laying around your house that you could fall in love with all over again with a little updating? Could something come out of the garage and into the home with some touch-ups creativity?
Linking up with some other crafty folks!
Six Sister's Stuff
Southern Hospitality's Thrift Treasures
Delicately Constructed Friday