Craft: DIY baby book caddy

  

You need: a wooden magazine rack, paint & paintbrushes and some old newspaper and some kitchen roll to rest your paint brush on whilst you sip your tea. 

Total cost: £5.20 for two! The racks were a pound each at a boot sale, brushes were a pound for a pack of 5 at Poundland and are so plasticy I just ran them under the hot tap to clean them after! Tester pots of emulsion were £1.10 each in Wilkinsons. 

I chose emulsion because I like the matt effect and because gloss is messy and harder to get a good finish with and I wanted quick and easy! I thought about varnishing them but again, it’s effort and i’m all about ease!

Method: Paint the racks… that’s all there is to it! I did these late at night and left them to dry in the bath over night then touched up the patchy bits the next day. Seriously simple.

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Let me know if you try it!

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3 Comments

  1. 6th July 2014 / 10:40 am

    I love this post. Buy something, buy some paint and brushes. Paint it.

    Simples! 🙂

  2. Eilidh
    6th July 2014 / 11:05 am

    They look fab! I love your choice if colours! Xo

  3. 22nd July 2014 / 10:25 pm

    this is such a fab idea i am currently decoration Finns new big boys bedroom and still looking for ideas for his tons of books!

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