DIY laptop storage from a magazine holder

People sometimes ask me where I get my project ideas, and there isn’t a simple answer.

Sometimes I see an inspiration photo (usually on Pinterest) or an item in a store, and try to recreate it — putting my own spin on it, of course.

Other times a project comes out of a problem I’m trying to solve. An area that’s too crowded, too disorganized or too blah — a spot in our home that’s calling out for a custom-made creation.

There also times when I stare at the bones of something and know it has the potential to be something more . . . only I’m not immediately sure what that something is. I just know it has potential.

That’s what happened with this sad wooden magazine holder. My friend found it at a local thrift store for just three dollars, and decided to bring it home.

Magazine rack to laptop storage {Heather's Handmade Life}

“What are you going to do with it?” I asked her, wrinkling my nose a little at the kitschy tole-painted designs.

“Use it for magazines!” was her cheerful reply.

Oh, no.

How did I turn this old magazine holder into a laptop storage solution? Continue reading in my weekly DIY column, My Handmade Home … 

Magazine rack to laptop storage {Heather's Handmade Life}

Turn a magazine rack into a laptop storage bin {Heather's Handmade Life}
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