A New Home for the Magazines

When I got back from work tonight, I realized I needed to do something creative again. I enjoyed that a lot yesterday. I looked around my apartment and realized that since the other day when I changed my bathroom up a bit, my magazines were displaced.

They used to live here:

Magazines in the basket

Which was fine, but I needed a different home for them. And I obviously couldn’t have this on my coffee table (below):

a mess, I know

Ever since we started getting Time & Entertainment magazine subscriptions, our stack has steadily increased in height. And I haven’t read more than 2 of these so far!

A while back, I came across this PIN:

 

….and I realized tonight that this was what I could easily do without having to run out and buy supplies!

Sew Many Ways has a great tutorial for making these yourself that you should definitely check out! I just followed her simple step by step instructions. I had the cereal box and I found some extra scrap booking paper in my little craft box.

She says you can use tissue paper, fabric, wrapping paper, or even just paint. Get as creative as you want! I opted for thick paper and since I didn’t have any adhesive spray, I just used a hot glue gun. I also couldn’t find a ruler in our house (pathetic, I know!), so I kind of just eye-balled it.

Halfway there...with my supplies

I had a few little issues where the glue was drying a lot faster than I could press the paper down straight, and I cut a few sides just a tad too short, but overall, it was fun and super easy!

Here’s the finished product:

DIY Magazine Holder

DIY Magazine holder-After

Bathroom with magazine holder

Pretty cute, right?

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Elaina Murphy’s Candle Fusions

Hurricane Candle HolderFor Christmas, my Mom got each of her married kids this unique gift. She found them at a local art show in Southport, NC. They’re called Hurricane Candle Holders – they’re made of some kind of plastic and wax with shells or whatever else embedded into them. You fill the bottom with one inch of water and put a glass votive candle inside.

Elaina Murphy who makes them doesn’t have her own website yet, but she does have a Facebook and you can order by emailing her. This is what mine looks like but she has lots of other examples on her Facebook. I think they’re so neat!

Our Bathroom ~ La Bain

We have a pretty big bathroom. We can’t do too many renovations to it since we’re just renting the place, but little things can make a big difference. We replaced the light fixture which I couldn’t stand and couldn’t see anything from (yay husband!)…

our little bathroom

This cupboard above the toilet was there (yay!) which we can store things in,… but I added a few little touches to the shelves.

la toilette

Our decorated toilet

Basket for the TP & Mason Jar

shelf above the toilet

I love the little chicken tea lite holder

Vintage bottles

We kept the shower curtain rod (don’t look too closely, ew) but got new hooks and a curtain.
shower

I’m a big believer in candles, as you can tell…. there are candles all over our apartment, but I think one of my favorite places for candles is in the bathroom. Why? Candlelight bubble baths can’t be beat!
Do you like this candle holder?! More on that here.

Fusion Candle Holder

Besides hanging the new light fixture in here, hubby also screwed in the 2 bird accents. The one on the left wall is a piece from Marshalls (one of my favorite places) and our towel ring is from this adorable place up in Lewiston, Maine called Nest.
towel ring