Repurposed Frame and Trim into Coloring Book Holder
My daughters love, love to color in coloring books, and so for Christmas I went to the Dollar Tree and purchased several coloring books as gifts. Getting them coloring books got me thinking about where they would be stored. I wanted a holder for their coloring books that could be mounted to the wall in my craft room. They actually have a wall where I’ve set them up so they can color and learn school and be creative alongside Mom, which I’m finding it doesn’t always work out super great, haha, more on that in later posts.
Anyway, I started thinking about going to Goodwill to see if they had a magazine rack that would work, but the DIYer in me said, “You got this.” Well my husband and I were both super busy, so it had to be something easy that could be thrown together quickly and work well.
I got to thinking that I just needed to find some ready made materials that when put together would work like a magazine rack. I found a frame in my stash that I thought was thick enough to hold multiple coloring books. Then I found some scrap pieces of trim that would hold the books in.
I told my husband what I wanted and he graciously helped me put this together on one of his lunch breaks. My husband cut and attached 2 pieces of trim to the frame by pre-drilling all of the holes and countersinking the screws into the frame. The frame is actually facing the opposite way it was made to face. I ended up attaching a frame hanger to what used to be the front of the frame, but now the back of a coloring book holder. I applied one coat of white paint, then 2 coats of blue, letting it dry between coats and then distressed it.
This holder works pretty well, as long as we don’t try to shove more than 5 coloring books into it. The wall works as the back of the holder, so if tons of coloring books get put in there the holder pulls away from the wall and the coloring books fall. So far that has only happened once or twice.
So what do you think? What do you use to store coloring books? Do you have a magazine rack that you’ve repurposed into something else?
I would love for you to share this project!!
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