Pinspiration Monday: Rustic Magazine Holder

Just to give you all fair warning…I have been feeling a little under the weather the last week and a half, so I apologize if the blog is slightly lackluster for the next few days. Although my energy level for actually DOING projects hasn’t been up to par as of late, I never stop planning. So this week’s posts may focus a little more on what WILL be rather than what has BEEN, but I hope you are just as inspired despite not seeing the usual amount of finished products. I’d wager a guess that the lull won’t last more than a week or two.

Now that that little disclaimer is out of the way, I wanted to share one update that DID happen despite the major project hold. After recently coming across the pin below, it made me pause. I recognized that old, rustic wooden box…But from where??

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Source | Mechant Design

And then it hit me. My parents have had this old, dilapidated wooden box for as long as I can remember. I don’t recall what exactly it was used for in my childhood, but I know that it was out in the open for years and years. As soon as the memory struck, I made a mental note to ask my mom about it the next time I was over at their place. Lo and behold, they STILL had it – Although it had been living in a sawdusty corner downstairs in my dad’s woodworking shop.

After gaining permission to confiscate it, I dutifully dumped out the wood scraps, packed it in the trunk of the car and brought it home to our house.

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Oh, and don’t mind that long line of dried wood glue. I’m hoping to get that sucker sanded down or scraped off as soon as I find the time. That aside, isn’t it fabulous? Faded original paint, exposed nails, aged wood – It’s a rustic lover’s dream come true. And it was free!

As for its purpose, I took a cue from my “Pinspiration” image and filled it up with my magazine collection. I’ve got back issues of Real Simple, Elle Decor, a couple of art magazines and a stack of random wedding mags from last year’s planning spree. Time to get them organized and stored away in one spot.

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I had initially planned on packing them in right side up like the Pinterest image, but the box was a little too high and would have covered the spines and issue dates. Instead, I laid them on their backs so that I could lift the top of the box, look down and see all of the titles and dates in one calculated glance – No tugging, pulling or separating needed.

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I’m so thankful to have them all in one spot now. Before, my collection was scattered throughout the house with no real pattern, rhyme or reason in play. The OCD-prone and organization addict in me is finally satisfied with this stylish new system.

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How do you guys store your magazines? Are you a fan of rustic wood? I think there is something to be said about balance when it comes to rustic – You’re not going to see me dragging in old palette wood to build floor to ceiling bookshelves anytime soon, but I think a little goes a long way towards adding warmth to any space.

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4 thoughts on “Pinspiration Monday: Rustic Magazine Holder

  1. knotrune

    What a cute box! I love the ducks 🙂 and the magazines fit perfectly. I just use cardboard magazine boxes from Ikea, I have some with nice patterns and some plain which I keep meaning to decorate but never get round to…

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  2. Emma

    I love it. I actually don’t store my magazines. My mom is somewhat of a pack rat and has millions around her house. I always try to read them, rip out anything I want to keep (I have cute binders with sheet protectors for recipes, workouts, and life planning & advice), and recycle them no more than two months after I receive them. Emphasis on the try, but when I get backed up I make myself sit down and read them for a few hours and take care of things. 🙂

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