As you guys know, I still have a long list of updates I want to make to our bedroom (art above the headboard, window treatment for the second window, switch up the lighting, get new night stands, etc), but we seem to sort of chip away at this room slowwwly. A bit of trial and error, and living with things for a while so we don’t make any rash decisions. Here is how the room was looking post-upholstered headboard a few months ago. See that empty wall space to the right of the curtains?
Well my darling husband likes to read and keep magazines, which is not a bad thing. What annoys me? The pile of magazines that sit on the ground next to the bed, gathering dust and driving me crazy. I forgot to take a photo of the pile on the floor, but you can sorta see what I’m talking about with the small pile on the bed in the photo below (about half of the actual magazine pile).
So when I came across this fun wire magazine rack at HomeSense, I was totally sold. It’s not too heavy-looking, would hold the hubby’s magazines, and can be hung on the wall (good since we are low on floor space!). The only thing I didn’t love for our bedroom that is awash in grays was the brown colour. So I did what any DIY gal would do… spray paint!
A couple coats of matte black spray paint later and sweet handy hubby who screwed it into the wall, here we are. Magazines not piled up onto the floor… it’s a miracle!
The rack fits about 5 magazines per slot comfortably, and about 8 if you shove a little. A great little storage solution. Maybe this post actually belongs last week as part of “organization week”. Whoopsies!
And I really don’t mind how it looks on the wall. Yeah, it’s not a perfect piece of artwork or photograph, but it’s functional and doesn’t take away from anything else in the room.
I’m definitely looking forward to getting something on the wall above our bed (still waiting for the right piece…), and buying some more throw pillows for the bedding, but I’m in no huge rush. Slow and steady, right?
What about you guys? Find any good buys at your fave home decor stores lately? Have a smart magazine storage solution? Or just having a fun Wednesday? I wanna hear about it!