Saturday, April 29, 2017

Updating a Mid-Century Modern Magazine Rack

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Our house is a 1960's rancher, so we have designed our front living area in the Mid-Century Modern style to pay homage to the home's original era. My husband loves searching on ebay and craigslist for funky MCM finds to add to the living room decor.

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

A while back, he found a magazine rack/ashtray online and it has been hidden away in our basement junk room during our basement reno. It really is a cool piece and would be the perfect addition to the living room to use as a side table.

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

The top of the rack  (the ashtray/cupholder/cigarette holder) is made of ceramic and has a funky green geometric swirl pattern on it. The magazine rack part is a perforated metal that was rusty looking. We kind of liked the patina, but ultimately decided to spruce it up a bit with metallic paint.

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

First I used a scouring sponge and solution of detergent and water to clean it. Once dry, I sprayed it with two coats of Rust-Oleum Gold Metallic spray paint, letting it dry in between coats.

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

Once dry, I put the ceramic tray back on top of it and placed it in the living room to use as a handy side table.

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!

What piece have you given new life to with spray paint?


Give a Mid-Century Modern magazine rack new life with a coat of metallic spray paint!


4 comments:

  1. Love your vintage, design on a dime style! Keep em coming! I love the vintage chairs, including the turquoise retro kitchen chair as a desk chair! Awesome. theclosetconsult.com

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