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Friday, July 29, 2011

Burlap and Metal

Did you know you can buy scrap book paper in burlap print?  I found some at Hobby Lobby and new exactly what I was going to do with it!  I had bought a 5 pk of magazine boxes at Ikea for $1.99 last year and have just used them in their plain white cardboard form in my art room.  A $.59 sheet of paper and one package of Tim Holts metal frames really turned them around!  They look so much nicer in the telephone booth.
Printed paper

Metal frames put on with paper brads.

Card board magazine boxes from Ikea.

Much better!

Put right back in the telephone booth.  This was an English telephone booth that my husband converted to an entertainment center years ago.  It is now in my art room and houses my TV and various supplies which I keep in vintage suitcases on the three lower shelves.

Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style


  1. I love this! What a great idea to dress up the plain white boxes and the metal label holders are a great touch. I may have to steal, I mean copy, this idea! : )

    Visiting from WUW.

  2. These just look terrific. Those mag holders from IKEA are so cheap and fun to decorate.

  3. Very cute idea! And I love the telephone booth.

  4. What a great idea! I have a pile of these that could use a bit of sprucing up too! :)

  5. These look great and it will be featured at tonight's party. Thanks.

  6. I love these! Very clever! I just bought the same boxes from IKEA (intending to cover them) along with the not-so-cheap burlap boxes with the lids. I knew I could make them myself by covering shoe boxes, but I LOVED the metal frame labels! Had I known Hobby Lobby had these cute ones, I would have saved my money! I'm going to feature this on Friday! Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!
    Scissors & SPatulas

  7. Hey, love these! I found you at Saavy Southern's party!

  8. This is a great example for my readers to organize magazines with style! I love the burlap paper- it looks so real! The metal hardware gives the magazine holders a custom look. Very unique idea. Great work!

  9. Very cute! I really like how they look.