{shelter me from the storm}

A few weeks ago, misplaced tickets to an art show and, in searching for them, discovered an enormous amount of magazines all over the place. Since then, have been searching for a contractor to build custom shelving to help keep things organized, but until then, shall have to dream up creative ways to keep the magazines from taking over our place . . .

. . . love the idea of using stacks of them for a bench or low shelf, made extra chic with a beautiful, rough wood plank

{p.s.} more storage ideas for past issues

{images: 1 - scan from Your Home as a Santuary; 2 - scan from Weekend Projects; 3 - via iCiNG}

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Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

those shelves at the top are beautiful.

love the idea for a bench, but wouldn't the magazines be a little slippery and unstable?

thanks for hte post! :)

December 05, 2007  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Joanna, I was thinking the same thing--the sensible side of me thought about the magazines slipping as well, yet it looks so beautiful, I thought, well maybe not to sit on, but for putting pretty things on top?

December 05, 2007  
Blogger All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

I like the idea of interdispersing it with your clothes on the washing line !!!!!! :-) :-) :-)

December 05, 2007  
Blogger Alkemie said...

Love the glass coffee table in the first photo. I have so many books and magazines I don't know where to put them. What a clever idea for the bench!

December 06, 2007  
Blogger Gee said...

my magazines are VERY rebellious! they refuse to stay in order...i shout no NO NO but they run away from me and stick their tongues at me.

December 06, 2007  
Blogger katiedid said...

I like the bench idea, and Lord knows I could use some creative ways to store my magazines!

December 06, 2007  
Blogger Gala said...

Hey! That's my apartment in the third picture! :O !

December 06, 2007  
Blogger ALL THE BEST said...

Very cool apartment gala! I was thinking the same thing as Joanna,but I LOVE the idea!

December 07, 2007  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Hello Gala! So glad you stopped by! I've had your place in a folder for ages and finally managed to finish this post.

December 07, 2007  
Blogger Easy and Elegant Life said...

Years ago, in another life, I used to summer on a lake in Michigan with my then in-laws. At one of family "cottages" the downstairs guest bathroom had been completely papered in New Yorker covers from the 40's and 50's. I thought it was wonderful, unexpected, and certainly entertaining.

December 07, 2007  
Blogger mrsplainjane said...

All those pictures are beautiful! I esp. like the first one. Great ideas!

December 10, 2007  

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