Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Turn a Book Case into a Mail Center


Space is at a premium, especially in my kitchen. Every time someone comes in, they dump all of their stuff onto the book case that sits in the corner...I decided to hit 2 birds with one stone, by giving them a place to store their gear AND make the tired, old book case look bright and new! The top shelf is divided (by magazine organizers) into 4 nooks. The 3 adults in the house will use the magazine holders for their mail. The nooks are for keys, wallets, sunglasses...whatever they carry on them then dump all over my kitchen. :)


The baskets were bought at the same office supply store as the magazine organizers. I'm using them to hold the freebies I get in the mail. This is a much better system than stuffing them into bags from the grocery store and sticking them in the pantry...now we can use them as we need them/get them!

I had a sheet of radiator grating left from another project, and I painted it the same yellow then put it in front of the glass on the bottom two shelves. The top shelf door broke years ago, but I like it open. 


I've now exhausted my supply of yellow paint! Which is a reason to go buy more in a new color, right? Right?!?  

For materials and steps, check me out on Instructables.com...and if you like this project, vote for me!


Vote for Us!

Click the Button below to vote for Little Mom on the Prairie, on Picket Fence Blogs!