Friday, December 16, 2016

MAGAZINE RACK TRASH TO TREASURE FIND

Regular readers know that I have a new favorite place to look for bargains...our downstairs trash area!  Our building has trash chutes on every floor and they feed into a separate room, but for boxes and other things that people can't put in the chute, there is an area (indoor) near the loading dock, for people to put things they don't want.  I've found several cool items so far.


And here is what I found the other night.  A wire magazine rack.  It's in perfect shape.  I guess someone just didn't want it.  They just tossed it in with a bunch of boxes and so I saved it from the landfill.  
  

Not sure if I'll paint it.  It's a stainless color metal and I think with the wire design, it might be hard to get the paint on all parts of it.  Or maybe it would be cool and give it a distressed look.  For now, it's perfectly fine the way it is. We'll find a great spot in the kitchen to put some cooking magazines. 

Or maybe I'll put it beside the bed for some gardening magazines, ha!




14 comments:

Colleen said...

Looks like it could be a wall mount magazine rack to hang in the bathroom. All you would need is a wall mount gadget for it to hang; something like this.
http://icanhasgif.com/wall-mounted-magazine-rack/wire-magazine-rack-wall-mount/

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a spray paint made for metal surfaces would give good coverage?

Colleen said...

One man's trash is another's Treasure.
Cheap is nice, but Free........that's Better yet

Gail said...

It looks good. Thanks for recycling. It's lots of fun, isn't it?

Sharon in Surrey said...

I found a similar item next to our trash bin. Took it home, spray painted with metal paint - mine is now turquoise - when the weather was warm outside & it looks great!! You can also get all kinds of 'metallic' paint in everything from 'Brushed Nickle' to 'Copper' if that's what you like.

Texas Rose said...

You have the best free treasure trove! This is a great find.
If you want to paint it, I think that Rustoleum spray paint would work.
Have a great weekend!

1st Man said...

I never thought about that. It's pretty wide (or deep? I guess) to hold lots of magazines, so I'm not sure. Of course, we have pretty much zero wall space left at the farm ha.

Cheap is nice but free, yep MUCH better!!!

1st Man said...

Great point, will have to check that out. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

It's fun and satisfying too. Reminds us we're doing something good.

1st Man said...

Awesome!! I like the idea of a bold color too. Heck, I bet turquoise looks awesome. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

It's been pretty good. I often wonder how much I've missed, ha. Love Rustoleum it does a great job of covering. Thanks, and as for the weekend, half hot and half cold. We'll see!

Anonymous said...

My husband has way too many rolling pins...but you could use it for containing rolling pins or for stacking cookie sheets...
KJ

Dc said...

I would weave into it. Could use wool, string, raffia, strips of flexible twigs, then add other things into the weave!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Another great find!