Repurposed Magazine Rack Using Colorantic
This little project was done with our new paint line Colorantic! I am so excited to introduce you to the Colorantic Line which is also 100% Canadian made. This magazine rack redo was done with the color "Exotic Margarita" and was done with less than 2oz of chalk paint. This paint offers a really nice light shabby chic style chalk finish and the colors are beautiful. So on with the magazine rack redo.... I picked up this magazine rack that was in decent shape in this dark reddish finish.
First I sprayed on the Colorantic cleaner and varnish remover. Waited a few minutes and wiped down with a cotton cloth. This cleans and removes some of the varnish and creates a nice painting surface without sanding.
Next I picked my color. I knew I was going to use some transfers of lemons so I liked the "Exotic Margarita" because it matched the transfers color scheme.
Then I used a water mister and a brush to lightly brush on the paints.
You can apply as little or as much as you want to achieve the look your going for. I liked it with just one coat and the original finish really showing through but I did 2 coats because for this project I wanted alot of color. I let it dry for 30 min and it was dry enough to apply the rub on transfer.
To make it look more aged I added Colorantic Antique Brown Wax to it in various areas to give it a worn/aged look, I brush it on lightly and rub off with a soft cotton rag. You can add back if you take off too much or rub off more if you want. I didn't wax everywhere just here and there.
Next I used a Colorantic clear coat and applied it all over with a sponge to seal in transfers and to protect the finish.
It went through the inspection area and was approved for photos.
I loved doing this project as it was so easy and quick and had a whole new look when I was done. This repurposed magazine rack can now be used for holding baking trays, liquor or wine bottles towels or files. With or without the bow.
Hope you enjoyed!