Thursday, November 10, 2011

Multi-Purpose

I have been tearing into projects so fast and furious lately, that I forget to take a before pic.  I thought I had one for this redesign, but I didn't.







This is an old magazine stand I painted white, and distressed with a coarse sanding pad.



The glass was on a table I redesigned.  I didn't want the glass after I was finished, so I just put it away.  After I finished the stand, I wondered if the glass would fit on top.



It did.  Now, it can be a table,






a display case,



or just a plain old mag or book stand.



My intention was to create a complimentary piece for one of my favorite iron urns.







Remember the firescreen table in my living room?





So many things can become a table.  If it has a flat top, try a piece of wood, glass, marble, etc., to create an interesting piece of furniture.



I'm working on a really cool piece.  Check back to see what this is.




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60 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, that is so unique and cute! always great ideas over here! :)

Katie said...

Lovely multi-purpose piece!

Olive Cooper said...

Wow, the clock faces in it look splendid. You are so smart. And there is another urn. ♥O

Tracy said...

I love this, I see magazine stands all the time but pass them up. Great idea making it into a table!

Myric said...

That is clever! It makes a great decorative table!

xoxo
Myric

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

What an interesting table! Looks great!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Rosemary once again a great job!!!

Terry said...

Oh, this is really pretty. And once the glass is on top of it, you wouldn't guess it was a magazine rack. Genius.

Terry said...

Oh, this is really pretty. And once the glass is on top of it, you wouldn't guess it was a magazine rack. Genius.

Terry said...

Oh, this is really pretty. And once the glass is on top of it, you wouldn't guess it was a magazine rack. Genius.

Karen said...

Love the magazine rack as a table. That is a great idea, in fact I love all the ways you've shown it. As always Rosemary its a pleasure to visit you.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

I am loving this! I think it looks so neat, especially with the clock faces in it and the urn on top...I never would have thought to use a magazine rack for a table! Too cool!

Rachel~

Designing Domesticity said...

As always, love your work. Lots of inspiration coming from your blog! Thanks for sharing! liz

lynn said...

such great inspiration! love the clock faces:)

Terry said...

Okay, this is one of my all time favorite pieces.

Kris said...

The display case is a great idea...putting the clock faces in the re-purposed magazine rack with the glass on top. Cool, very cool!

Kris

The Midwest Cottage said...

Great idea with the glass on the mag rack! Very very cute.

Cottage and Broome said...

Great idea for a magazine rack! I love it with the clock faces, thanks for sharing another great project. Laura

Cindy said...

You are always working on really cool things, lady! How do you do it. I love the magazine stand turned table, it is really pretty and just my style.
Hugs, Cindy

Mary said...

Loved the handy-dandy quality of that beautiful piece and loved your photographs!

Thanks ~
Mary @ Sea Quilts

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

O I love this as a table! The urn with lavender on it is perfect! Great idea!

~Shanon

d e l i g h t said...

A great piece and I love the beading on it. And so nice that it has more than one use.

Amy Kinser said...

What a great piece. Love the urn with the lavendar in it. I also love the table used to display those clock faces.

Great job!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Simply beautiful! Love it as a table. Great job!!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty! And I love that urn! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Cindy said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for all the ideas!
Cindy

Kelly said...

That is such a versatile piece. I love it painted white and distressed. It's a nice compliment to your urn and galvanized container with lavendar.

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

I love your vision for different pieces! Very cool!

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

Wow! You have a fun, interesting job! I love your imagination for repurposing and bringing new life to old things-I also love distressing furniture! And thanks for visiting and following ReMadeSimple!

joanna:) said...

Cute:))) gives soul to the objects ... I admire.
Thank you for your visit and kind words. Nice to see you:)

Gail said...

WOW what a unique piece in that it looks great no matter how you use it! I love the clock faces. You are such an inspiration.

Tam said...

You did a great job on this! What a lovely & useful piece! Blessings!

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hi Rosemary! Thanks for your nice comments on our posts. Great to see you, too. Any way we can persuade you to keep the pieces you told us about to bring to Kane? Joe and I were looking at the calendar and not seeing an open spot to come by...let me know if that might work. Thanks, xo

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Yes, Yes, Yes! Now that is good 'out of the box' thinking! Potential tables are suddenly appearing everywhere in my garage........

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love this! and I love that you share so many options.... I'm a visual person so the photos are very useful to get the creative juices going. Have a great weekend :D

kpaints said...

I just love your creativity! I love the options for this table's display!

Junky Vagabond said...

Make me rethink the magazine stands I see in the thrift stores! Good job on repurposing the glass too.

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

This looks so pretty! I love the creativity of turning this into a table. It looks really cool with the clock faces in it!

eclecticrevisited said...

you come up with the best ideas and ways to repurpose old items..this is a fabulous little table...!
best,
maureen

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I love it! The glass top makes it so versatile and pretty.

Dee

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You have such a eye for seeing a new purpose for something old. Beautifully done.

vikki said...

You have the best ideas. Love it. I am painting an old magazine rack but unfortunately it couldn't be a table. Love yours though. Keep the great ideas coming.

Reno and Reorganization said...

Great idea for tables! The magazine rack table is lovely.
Donna G.

Karel said...

New follower. Love the idea of using the mag rack as a table. Especially adding the display pieces inside it. What a fab piece. You are indeed talented with an exceptional vision for repurposing your found pieces. Love all your work!

Kristen said...

that is super cute! love the different uses and repurposing the glass top! btw...found you on the tt&j linky party

Cinnamon Rose Cottage said...

Great idea this turned out beautiful!
Have a great day,
Beverly

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

You rock...

lvroftiques said...

More great inspiration Rosemary! Thank you again for sharing all your many projects with us as well as your discerning eye. Vamma

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Fantastic finish on this, and I love the clock faces, I'm visiting from Funky Junks SNS party, Home Decor, I'm #63

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love the clocks in it! Amazing :)

Honey at 2805 said...

What a terrific multi-purpose piece. I love the clock faces too!

Thank you for sharing your terrific ideas at Potpourri Friday!

gail said...

genius! to make a table. I like it with the clock faces!

gail
ps catching you this week

Scribbler said...

Genius! Gorgeous.

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! What a beautiful re-design. Love it. You are one cleaver talented gal. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my -- I love this! That scalloped glass is fantastic! I have a table I did that had the same scalloped glass on it but it stayed with the table. Great idea to turn this into a table!

The Vintage Rose said...

love how you 're-did' the magazine rack and how it doubles as a table!

Mimi said...

Cool project!

Sherry said...

Rosemary,
You are amazing! You never cease to amaze me with your cool makeovers! Love it as a display case. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Anne said...

Rosemary, I think you were one of the first persons to ever comment on my blog. ;) I keep seeing your lovely and clever creations all over blogland. Your work is inspiring!

All the best!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick