Can I just say how excited I am to share todays Mail Organizer Makeover project! I came across this magazine holder at the thrift store and knew I had to bring it home for my office. It was solid and sturdy and exactly what I was looking for to organize my
nightmare mail. It was pretty beat up and definitely needed some tlc but I had a vision! I knew that I wanted to paint it a fun bright accent color to compliment my neutral office. Thank you to DecoArt for todays post, as always all opinions are my own.
- Surface for makeover (mail organizer/magazine rack)
- Americana Multi-Surface Paint available at Michaels
- Paint brush
Americana Multi-Surface paint comes in so many fun colors and it took me forever to narrow it down to the perfect color. I chose the color shrimp. It’s the perfect coral/pink color. 🙂
To get started I had to prep my surface. It was quite dusty and dirty so I just wiped it down quickly to prep it for painting.
Next up comes the paint…
I loved this paint, it was so pigmented and did a fantastic job with coverage. And here is the finished product!
It turned out so pretty, and I love that it is functional too.
Now I might actually sort and attend to the mail in a timely matter…or at least my desk will be clutter free. 🙂 Are you working on projects to get organized for the new year or do you have something that needs a little updating? Check out the Americana Multi-Surface paint, available at Michaels. Visit the DecoArt Multi-Surface website for more crafting ideas and inspiration.
Looking for more? Here are a few of my favorite makeover projects:
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Oh my gosh! That is so cute in pink! I never would have guessed how it started out 🙂
Thanks so much Christine. 🙂
So pretty, Marie! That Shrimp color is beyond gorgeous! Pinned. 🙂
Thanks so much Dawn, I love this color. 🙂
Wow! Amazing what a little paint can do. That mail holder has great bones and the paint really brought that out.
Thanks so much Kate, yes I love simple transformations with paint!
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos says
Very cute! That color adds a little unexpected whimsy.
Thanks so much Jennifer!
Wow, that turned out so cute, love the color too!
lorraine williamson says
love the colors and the refurbishing thanks for sharing visting from freedom friday
Rebecca Lopez says
Love the color and that lattice work is perfect! xoxox
Stephanie @ Mommyzoid says
WOW, Marie! That colour is amazing. What a huge transformation. I am absolutely in love with the colour you chose.
Stephanie @ Mommyzoid
PS: You’re invited to come link up on Feb 4th at http://www.mommyzoid.ca for the kick off of the Ladies Collective Link-Up! Myself & the ladies hope to see you there <3
Thanks so much Stephanie!
Christina Lakey | Food Apparel says
I need this soooo bad! I realized that one isn’t enough when you run business out gf home as well and need to keep things a little more separate from the get go. Yours is so cute!
Thanks so much Christina!
Jennifer Dawn says
Gorgeous makeover! I love, love, love that color! Just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2015/01/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-125.html
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color! It turned out amazing! I have been following you since like forever, love your blog! Always such great projects and I would be super excited if you stopped by and linked up with me! It would make my day 😉 Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!!
Thanks so much Jessica, I would definitely come by and link up. Thanks so much for sticking with me!
Carrie This Home says
What a difference! I love the paint color you chose–it’s so bright and cheery! Now opening the mail can be kind of fun! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop–this will be one of my features at our next party!
kristine foley says
Beautiful color and what a fun name! I am itching to paint now! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday! I’ll be featuring you at this weekend’s party and hope you join in again! XO
Bonnie @ our Secondhand House says
The color is so bright and happy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.
Kelsey @ Vintage storehouse & co. says
Super Cute! Love that color!
Kelsey @ Vintage Storehouse & Co.
Carissa Rasmussen says
Looks completely different with just the paint! Turned out so cute.
You should join my link party, http://www.carissamiss.com/2015/02/outside-box-no-21.html
Love your stuff!
Anna Mack Severn says
That shrimp color is to die for!!! I recently got something kind of similar at goodwill and I *thought* I knew what to do with it haha. Now I’m not sure!
Thanks so much Anna, I am LOVING the color! Good luck with your project.
I love the color you went with! I need to find me something like this next time I;m out thrifting.
Yes, I love when I get those fun finds while thrifting. 🙂
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
Hey, Marie! Just wanted to let you know that this post is one of our features over at the #HomeMattersParty this week! Check it out at: http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/02/06/home-matters-linky-party-23/
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know Kristen!
oh I just love the pop of color and the fact you rescued this lost piece. I also enjoyed your other makeovers. So glad to come across another fellow thrift shop shopper. It’s fun isn’t it!! Great repurposing
Thanks so much Mary, yes it is so much fun to repurpose a thrift find!