8.05.2009

All Clean

Remember this little big disaster area that lived on my living room floor for about a week

Well I finally finished! Everything is organized by magazine title, labeled and back up on the bookshelves looking oh so pretty. I even put a felt bottom on the inside of the boxes so that my magazines have a nice cushy home and the corners don't become all worn... I know a bit over the top
a closeup of the labels

all in a row


so pretty


Thanks to the BF who went to Ikea this weekend and picked up 5 more boxes for me because I didn't have enough. I thought 20 was enough, but I thought wrong.


*For those interested: the wood magazine boxes are from Ikea and are called the KNUFF Magazine File. Before the paint and label they look like this

18 comments:

KatyO! said...

those look great! We just put up shelves in our office and I have been looking for magazine holders. I can never find the color I like, but these I can totally customize! nice find!

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

How organized of you!! I have my magazines in a stack behind the sofa in the living room...I am storing your idea away for when I get to the office project. They look great and appreciate the felt detail, your magazines must love you...Janell

Haven and Home said...

They look great!!!!!! I have these, I may have to try this!

Danielle said...

Love it. I am a label fantatic. I asked for one for xmas when I was 7

MFAMB said...

well they look fanastic. but i have a question..were you not able to find white boxes with labels?
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LindsB said...

Sweet Nothings- thats so great...I'm glad I'm not the only one obsessed with labels.

Jenny- at 4.99 a pop the price could not be beat. Plus they are wood, I didnt want cardboard since I knew I would be painting and repainting these as I got bored. Also I had a bunch I bought awhile ago so I figured just stick with the same ones...I cant stand things not matching :)

alison giese Interiors said...

Love it! Looks Great!!!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

So very nice and uniform. I, too, am a label-lover but my things are not nearly as neat as yours. I'm an obsessive recycler, too - and deeply regret putting most of my back issues of Domino into the blue Boston Recycling bin instead of into lovely file holders like yours. :(

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I am so impressed. You put my magazine boxes to shame!

Oona Johnson said...

Lovely! I am so jealous of anyone who has an ikea within a close drive. Our closest in 4 hours away! *sniffle* Which may actually be a good thing, as I would probably spend all of our money there!

Chic Coles said...

Wow that is SO Impressive! I think that is the next project for me...

Busy Bee Lauren said...

Those are so chic! I love them!

Yansy said...

Love the way it turned out! My OCD self must try it as soon as we move.

Summer Athena said...

looks fantastic. love the blog!

Southern Aspirations said...

Looks awesome! I have these too (Ikea holders) and have been thinking of painting them. Hmmm. I think I'm inspired now!

Megan said...

These look great and make such a nice display!

dwon pillow said...

It turned out fantastic! I am lucky enough to pass by Ikea every day on my way to work. I should get a frequent shopper card at this point! lol

Brilliant Asylum said...

Looks so pretty and organized. I may need to get those magazine files too. My shelves look nothing like this!