SPARE COLOUR

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One of my favourite down time activities is reading magazines, I love getting them sent by mail, seeing their covers as they sit in the front entrance inbox until I can take an hour or two off to slowly read through each one with a big cup of tea in the reading nook.  After having a subscription to a few different magazines for a number of years now my stack is getting big!  I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them into the bin after reading so I started collecting them, now the nook is overfilled with magazines so I wanted to find another way to display them.  I went with stacking them up and using them as bedside tables in the spare room.  There is some major colour blocking going on in the room so it was nice to be able to choose a magazine to sit on the top with colours on the cover that compliment the orange rug and blue linen.   The room doesn’t get used a whole lot as we have another spare room with a bathroom attached {and a better view (la-de-da)} that house guests always prefer to stay in, so the tables only really need to support a lamp and clock for the occasional overnight visitor.  I like to stack them in varying lengths and titles so they don’t look too neat or pyramid like.  Do you collect magazines too?  How do you store them – I would love to know!?

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  • GlamistaHome

    That quite the collection you have. I like the idea of using the magazines as side table. I like the contrast between orange and aqua, very nice.

    • Sarah B

      Thanks! xxx

  • Jess | Rose & Fig

    I love the idea of using magazines as furniture, and yours look so chic and natural with the bright colors around the room. I’ve gotten better about donating magazines I don’t think I’ll read again, and so the ones I do keep are usually scattered around to pick up on a lazy Saturday. Now if I could only manage the same cull on the book collection! Maybe I should start building furniture with that 🙂

    • Sarah B

      Yep – I love to see walls of books & massive bookcases. So pretty. I say do it LOL.. xxx

  • From one magazine addict to another all I can say is I understand 🙂
    I love your guest bedroom, the magazines look great as a bed side table too.
    I have culled my subscriptions down to 2 and also had a break for about 6 months while I sorted through the ever growing piles of magazines I had! I have 2 large drawers in my coffee table for all the latest mags, then I fill up mag holders on my bookcase in the study, and the remainder that dont fit I give away to friends – once I tear out any pages I want to keep or like the look of, I hand my babies over with the thought that they will make someone else happy 🙂

    • Sarah B

      Lol!! Thanks for your comment Michelle. Yes I have recently culled the subscriptions & am now on a forced break, I will see if I want to re-subscribe in the new year! – I still have ones from a couple of months ago to get through..
      xxx

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