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Repurposed Magazine Rack Kitchen Storage

Not only is it time for Trash to Treasure Tuesday, but we also have a new member of our group to welcome. Denise at Salvaged Inspirations does amazing and work and we know you’ll love her too. Today, I’m sharing how a  repurposed magazine rack becomes extra kitchen storage.

Vintage Magazine Rack Before Repurpose by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

This vintage gem was tucked up on the top shelf with other wood items surrounding it. It may not be pretty now, but it will be. tee hee. With all the changes in our media in today’s world, magazines aren’t quite as numerous as they once were.

So maybe you have one of these hanging around and not sure what to do with it. You can see how I repurposed this one HERE into a book caddy. However, this one is a sweet candidate to create kitchen storage.


First, I used my stapler to reinforce the slats on the sides since all were loose in some form. This tool makes it so easy!

Stapling Slats of Repurposed Magazine Rack |

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Then, once everything is nice and snug, I set up my Small Spray Shelter and Turn Table. Using a basic Flat White Spray Paint, I apply two coats of paint, letting cure in between. You can see how I’ve used this shelter and all my other shelters HERE.

Spray Painting Repurposed Magazine Rack White |

Isn’t that looking so much better already? Like they say, paint covers a multitude of woes. haha.


Next, while the paint cures, I break out my jigsaw and some scrap luan to make a piece to adorn the sides of my repurposed magazine rack. If you didn’t know it already, I’m so smitten with tools. My motto has always been #toolsoverjewels. {{fist pump!!}}

Wood Cutout Using Ryobi Jigsaw |

After that, I give my cutout a couple of coats of Weathered Steel paint. I’m after layers and a vintage vibe. On top of that, I add more paint and my own typography in likeness of a vintage bakery sign.

Hand Painting Bakery Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #crafts


Are you ready to see this cutie all finished? Instead of housing a stash of magazines it now holds pans, vintage cutting boards, and a rolling pin or two.

Farmhouse DIY Kitchen Storage from Repurposed Magazine Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #storage #home #homedecor

Top View of Repurposed Magazine Rack for Kitchen Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #home #homedecor #storage

Honestly, I have built-in drawers in my kitchen remodel reveal that holds my pans upright.

Custom Bakeware Drawer in Kitchen Cabinet for Bakeware and Cutting Boards by Prodigal Pieces |

But…I know many of you do not have such awesomeness and this is one way to bring it in a BIG, but little way.

DIY Kitchen Storage from Upcycled Magazine Rock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #home #homedecor

Hand-Painted Bakery Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #kitchen #handmade #home #homedecor

And, of course, I love the typography you can add to most anything. Do you love it too? You can see how I create the effect HERE this tutorial or in this video demo below. In case you’re wondering, I attached the sign with zip-ties.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Storage from Upcycled Vintage Magazine Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse #storage

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Storage by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodigalpieces #diy #storage #home #farmhouse #homedecor

If you’d like to make this rack your own, you can find it and much more available in my online shop.

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Also, do pin and share to inspire others to give DIY a try. It’s fun and brings a smile to all folks’ faces.

Grab that ol' magazine rack and turn it into handy kitchen storage | DIY by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at #prodigalpieces #diy #home #farmhouse #kitchen #homedecor

Up next, I’ll be taking this drawer front I found at the thrift store and make into something totally new. See its new life HERE.

Reclaimed Drawer Front Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

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27 replies on “Repurposed Magazine Rack Kitchen Storage”

Oh wow. I pass these up all the time but now that you have given me this idea i will not pass up another one. This would be great to display my silver trays in my booth! Thank you so much Larissa! I hope you are feeling better.

When I started painting and making over pieces, I started with magazine racks…oh the slats are a challenge. I still have to buy one when I see it but I am so out of new ideas:( Larissa, this is so pretty and a brand new way to add life to an outdated piece. Thanks for the inspiration!!

I just joined your group today and looking forward to your ideas and makeovers. My family, refers to me as “the spray paint queen” but my painting has been out of a can, up til now. I have been a little bit frightened about using a sprayer but you have peaked my interest. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

Yay! So glad to have you along for the ride. I use my sprayer all the time and will be using it today, even. Next week I’ll have a desk makeover showcasing it. Stay tuned, Shirley!

How I wish I had seen this about 2 weeks ago! I ran across a similar magazine rack at my thrift store and stood there for several minutes trying to decide what I wanted it for. Frankly if it had been a 50% off day I’d have it. Oh well, next time! My rolling pin collection has outgrpwn the crocks I have been using.

You made this magazine rack so much cuter and far more functonal, Larissa. Great idea for it’s new purpose! Love the cute plaque you made for it.

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