Saturday, February 26, 2011

Magazine Holder - 02-26-11

Yesterday was just another typical Canadian winter day around here... storming and blowing and more of the disgusting white stuff... I just couldn't bare the thought of looking at it another day.  So I headed off to the downstairs workshop to hibernate once again.  I had a project in mind for a change so now it was time to put some of those tools to work... their holiday is over. 

I had a magazine rack in my washroom forever and I never did like it but there was too big holes behind it so it had no choice but to stay put... I just couldn't find another one to replace it with.  While trying to sleep the other night another light bulb went off... make one you fool.  Sometimes I am as slow as molasses. 

I had all those left over pieces of the board and batten from the curb appeal project so I didn't have to spend a dime on this one.  I used some of my new tools and some old never used tools and my favourite tool of all the Green Hornet... I absolutely love that thing.

I cut all my boards and lined them up like good little soldiers...

used my jig to drill the holes...

clamped the boards and screwed them together... and that's when I got really thick again... I got so busy concentrating on what I was doing I forgot the rest of the pics... I really didn't have a plan for this so I was just winging it as I went along...

  • I cut  and sanded the holders for the toilet paper and used my new cutting drill to make the holes for the rod
  •  then attached the sides and rail
  • stained it with leftover house stain
  • left it overnight to dry...
did a black wash on it... then gave it a good sanding...

it really isn't this gray...

  • hung it in the washroom and loaded her up...can you tell what my favourite magazine is ?
added the TP...

I am loving it now that it is up...



and there you have it...
a perfectly prim magazine holder

what do you think??

UPDATE: I was just finding this a bit on the boring side so I had a little fun and primmed it up a bit more...
I am liking it much better now...

MATERIALS:
  • wood leftover from Curb Appeal project
  • leftover screws
  • leftover stain
          TOTAL COST = 0

Stay tuned  my GF and I are heading to my favourite haunt to do some memory hunting...
you just never know what is there waiting for you.

Hugs, Deb

Beyond The Picket Fence


10 comments:

rachel said...

Looks great!

Connie said...

Great job!

Connie Wallace said...

How cute! Your place looks like a bed and breakfast!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

awww deb! you did a fabulous job! don't you love that kreg jig? OHHH, just looking at your pictures make me want to get out there and build something! LOL
love your washroom! and your new fancy tp holder!
gail

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, this is great! Love the wash you did on it as well. And it looks perfectly rustic in your bathroom!

Donna

Brenda said...

I love that Deb! Great job!!

Brenda

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh Deb you've done it again!! I loved it before but then when you spruced it up with your little saying.....I just smiled and thought perfect!! Girl...you never cease to amaze me :)

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imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow love your bathroom wish mine was the big your mag tp holder is just neat