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!

Isabella & Max Rooms 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!

Sweet Nothings said...

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

my favorite and my best said...

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

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 :)

MyLittleHappyPlace 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!

Oonafey 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 (Cole Design) said...

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

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.

b is for brown 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!

pink-to-green 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!