Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DIY: Revamped magazine holders

As much as I was looking forward to a quiet, relaxed weekend, spent drinking tea and flipping through the stack of stylish books that arrived on my doorstep on Friday, I once again proved myself incapable to sit quietly for more than just an hour or two. Not only did I empty my entire closet, wondering about justification of certain purchases, but I also attacked the immense pile of magazines that's been lying all around my apartment, threatening to bury me alive. 

I've been generally known as the biggest magazine hoarder around. I have such a great weakness for glamorous fashion spreads (oh, Vogue, how I love thee!), witty and intelligent writing (I went to bed half past midnight on Sunday evening, just because I couldn't pull myself away from the September issue of Vanity Fair, thus my dark circles and generally baffled expression at 6am on Monday morning), and all sorts of beauty advice and culinary inspiration. As my father never misses to point out, I have a fortune invested in magazines (it's a pity that I can't earn some interests from them).

But that's not what it's all about, right? The point is, I had disorganized piles of magazines scattered all over the place, and I needed to fix that. Immediately. I had a bunch of magazine holders from Ikea lying around (it seems that there are too many things lying around me these days). They had seen better days (as you can see on the "Before" picture), and I decided to turn them into something much more pretty and stylish. And I think that with a little help from lovely wrapping paper and some adhesive tape, I managed to get the most out of them. Now they are proudly sitting in my bookshelf, holding all the magazine wisdom I possess.

There's only one little issue left: As they are already full to the brim (and there are 7 of them!), they won't be able to hold all the mags I'm going to buy this month, and the next, and the, can you tell I have a serious magazine hoarding problem?


  1. Lovely and well done!
    thank you for stooping on my blog! YouR kind words really made my day!

    Lots of lOve


  2. Omg looks so pretty and so creative...I definitely need this because my magazines are just too much......

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  3. They look so much better now. I like easy DIY projects like these because you're keeping the same stuff but just updating it, very Earth friendly.

  4. You have down the most splendid transformation of these holders, they look even better than the original ones, Love it!

  5. Oh, wow, this is really cute, great idea :)

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  7. The magazine holders look great! An amazing idea and so easy! Love your blog!
    xo Jo

  8. Ivana, that's a great way to keep your magazines nice and tidy. I love the color and printed paper you used. So pretty doll! I read and throw mine away. LOL Ok, I kept one this year with Victoria Beckham. HAHAHA

  9. oh yes right, really adorable, I like the colors:) Kisses dear!

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  11. I could totally use this. I have so many home design magazines that I just cant part with.

  12. So cute, I loved it!!

  13. Neat and tidy! I like it!
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  14. Im going to have to do this ofr my office! So cute. Im your newest follower


  15. What a lovely solution for your collection of magazines. I used to keep mine as well,but recently threw them away because I really needed more space for my books.

  16. You did a great job on those! Amazing blog! x

  17. This is a wonderful idea, I love how new and stylish they look in the end!

    A Closet of Chaos

  18. thank you for idea! you made it so well! i'm not so handy

  19. Love this idea! Looks really beautiful ^^
    Those labels u picked r adorable :D

  20. Great idea, I LOVE the paper you chose - the pink brocade is so pretty <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  21. Easy and really lovely idea.
    xo, Petra

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  22. I really love this diy. my mom has tonz of these at home and their so old I should really do this with them. thanks! gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  23. I love this DIY project! Great wrapping pattern you chose too!


  24. Great DIY! The magazine holders look much better now.

  25. These turned out BEAUTIFUL, Ivana! You're making me want to get into magazines now just so I can make fabulous magazine organizers like your own :)


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