Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Magaizine File Makeover

We all dream about having not only an organized space to work in, but we want it to be beautiful too! The problem is....money! Organization that is pretty generally doesn't come cheap. All those fabric covered boxes and magazine files cost a pretty penny!

So, what's a girl to do? Go to IKEA! They have all sorts of boxes and files there and you can cover them, paint them...whatever! I bought these magazine files from ikea. They are just cardboard with a nice brown floral design. It's not bad...but it didn't go with my theme...but if the price is right....I'll take it and work with it!


Sorry, I wasn't smart enough to think to take pictures of the actual process. But basically I just recovered the boxes with scrapbook paper that matched my room theme. The boxes that are on the end of the row...I covered the whole thing. But the boxes in the middle I only did the back/exposed side and just wrapped it around the edge about an inch or so. And this was my result!



VOILA! Magazine files that match my room....and it was WAY cheaper than buying the fancy fabric covered ones!

9 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Thanks for yet another great tip! Always looking for good tips! Now will you pick out the paper for me?

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  2. great job mi hermana! hopefully i will live there soon, and you can do all these wonderful things for me too! Lol

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  3. beautiful. love the 8 on the shelf :)

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  4. I like it a lot...Mrs. Creative... :)

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  5. They turned out great! What a great idea you had! so glad you shared it and your office looks amazing!
    LuLu

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  6. what a great idea, I've been looking for magazine storage to try and contain my ridiculous stash, I'll do this!

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  7. Love it. They turned out lovely.

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