Wooden Magazine Files used as Shelves

DECORATE.  REPURPOSE.

I was so so lucky to have friends visit Chicago recently and they were kind enough to pick me up some wooden magazine files at IKEA while they were there.  Thank you Katelyn and Tyler!  I love how these turned out and how they provide storage for my cookbooks!

ikea wooden magazine files

Supplies:
  • wooden magazine files
  • screws
  • washers
  • stain
  • polyurethene
  • drill
Game Plan:

1. Stain wooden magazine files and let dry.

ikea wooden magazine files



ikea wooden magazine files

2.  Apply a coat of polyurethane.  Dry.  Lightly Sand.  Apply a second coat of poly.

3.  Drill a hole in magazine files where you’re going to hang them and use a screw and washers to attach them to a wall.

If you don’t hit a stud, make sure to use an anchor.  Also, use a level to make sure your magazine file shelf is straight and level.

ikea wooden magazine files

ikea wooden magazine files

ikea wooden magazine files

ikea wooden magazine files

ikea magazine wooden files

In case you missed it, here are the changes we’ve made so far on our kitchen renovation:

What we have left to do:

  • Make and install curtains
  • Build casing around windows
  • new table (build or buy)


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