Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy & Bakeware Storage

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Caddy & Bakeware Storage

Magazine racks are a pretty common sight at thrift stores, aren’t they? I’ve certainly seen my fair share of them, and have even repurposed them before. So, I really had no intentions of upcycling another magazine rack so soon…but upon spotting this behemoth on a thrifting adventure a few weeks back, well…I simply couldn’t say no. With it’s tall straight sides and the desperate need for a makeover, it just screamed “kitchen caddy” to me because it was perfect for holding bakeware.

Large wooden magazine rack at thrift store for upcycling and repurposing by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Large, in charge, and now in my cart.

Why, you might ask? Well, it really was the straight up-and-down sides that spoke to me. Most magazine racks are angled out (as if you were looking straight at a boat from the tip of the bow). And sure, you could put cookie sheets and baking pans in those, but they wouldn’t be as secure and would need a wider space to live in a kitchen. But not with this monster magazine rack- as tall as he was, he was still relatively narrow and compact.

Large wooden magazine rack from the thrift store for upcycling and repurposing by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Now to take a closer look…

Transforming him into a compact bakeware storage would be easy, but painting was a must. Whatever he held in his previous life had scarred and gouged him up pretty badly…plus, he was filthy, as if he had lived in a barn or basement for many, many decades. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Large wooden magazine rack from the thrift store for upcycling and repurposing by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Yeesh…that’s not a pretty sight.

For painting, I thought about brush painting…but y’all…it’s just SO hot out and I simply didn’t feel like spending that much time on my back porch, garage, or yard, brush in hand and sweat on face. So, I resorted to spray painting and selected a pale, heathery gray for my magazine rack. I don’t paint much gray, and just thought it would give this clunky magazine rack a sleek, modern farmhouse makeover without falling back on white paint.

Spray painting a large wooden magazine rack to upcycle it into farmhouse style bakeware storage and a kitchen caddy by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cleaned up and ready for a makeover!

After I was satisfied with the paint job, I used my favorite flexible sandpaper to distress the edges and corners.

Spray painting a large wooden magazine rack to upcycle it into farmhouse style bakeware storage and a kitchen caddy by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Don’t judge the color here- weird garage lighting at play.

When all was said and done, this is how he looked. So much better, right? He’s got a nice modern farmhouse look now, and is primed to become a clean and gorgeous kitchen caddy and bakeware storage.

Creating a modern farmhouse style kitchen caddy and bakeware storage from an upcycled magazine rack by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There- THAT’s the color!

Of course, I could have stopped at this point- but what’s the fun in that? I figured if I took a couple of additional steps, it would make this project just that much better…and the first step was using my drill to attach four small (1½”) casters to the underside. The bottom of this particular magazine rack is actually set in/raised so that he sits on the side rails as feet. So, I just had to make sure that my swivel casters were placed far enough in and out to rotate fully without butting up against those side rails.

Adding casters to farmhouse style kitchen caddy and bakeware holder from upcycled magazine rack by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Wheels make everything better, right?

After the four casters were attached, I drilled in two black robe hooks (one on each side)- you could certainly add more hooks than that, depending on what you plan on hanging. But two were good enough for me.

Adding robe hooks to the sides of an upcycled magazine rack turned farmhouse style kitchen caddy and bakeware holder by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hooks = More storage options!

And that was it! My upcycled magazine rack kitchen caddy and bakeware storage project was done. Doesn’t it look SO MUCH BETTER than before? Nice clean modern farmhouse style…from such a clunky piece to sleek storage!

Creating a farmhouse style kitchen caddy and bakeware holder from a repurposed magazine rack from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to be filled with kitchen goodies!

For those of us with smaller or galley-style kitchens, this sucker could really come in handy…especially if you have an empty narrow space that is under-utilized. The casters make it easy to move and it can hold whatever your baking/cooking heart desires. For me, that includes bakeware (sheet pans, muffin tin, etc.), paper/foil/baggies, and the hooks are for oven mitts.

Creating a farmhouse style kitchen caddy and bakeware holder from a repurposed magazine rack from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!

By the way, I treated myself to a brand new pair of oven mitts like you see above and they are AMAZING! Silicon on both sides which makes it super flexible and easy to hold things, even when you have tinier than average hands!

I just LOVE using magazine racks for any variety of storage options, well beyond the glossy pages of your favorite rag. Would this kitchen caddy and bakeware storage version come in handy for you?

And for even more organization project ideas, please check out my full collection of upcycled projects here!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. I love it! And I love the paint color you chose! Great job!!!

  2. Oh my gosh so cute! Now I have got to find one! 🙂

  3. Really like that bakeware storage in a magazine rack. But alas, my magazine rack is in a table. Too big for wall or counter.

  4. So cute! From one tiny handed girl to another, I need those oven mitts!

  5. I love this! So clever, functional, and great looking! You come up with the best projects, Sarah!

  6. That was a great find! I am actually using an old magazine rack for my cutting boards and cookie sheets. It has angled sides – sure would love to find one with straight ones! Yours looks great and the wheels are the perfect touch!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says:

      That’s what I figured…the angled sides would work, but the straight sides make it a little less cumbersome. Happy hunting and thank you!

  7. Very clever upcycle! I haven’t seen a magazine rack like this before but would love to find one. This would come in real handy. Love it!

  8. Sarah, this is another one of those, wow how did she ever come up with this awesome idea posts! I love the addition of the casters on this caddy too!

  9. Hmmmm, I like the idea of wheels! I have some awesome vintage magazine racks that I adore but with my aversion to digital magazines, the racks get soooooo heavy! Wheels will make them so much easier to access my favorite mags! Just roll ’em around in the guest bedroom or family room to find that sweet spot on a cool Fall day while sipping on yummy coffee! Wheels and side hooks…
    Thanks!
    Theresa

  10. I really like it. This week I came home with a black, rustly magazine rack that is due for painting. I have another magazine rack that might work for this project. My kitchen does not have space underfoot to use this, but on my next trip to ReStore, I’m looking for the casters!

  11. What a cute idea, I love this! Happy Saturday!

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