Many of you ask what I did for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. If you know me, you know I make a big deal out of my birthday. We have birthday month, and then birthday week, and then my actual birthday. But then I actually wasn’t born until 10:40 p.m. on the 10th so really the 11th is still within 24 hours of that date so I get that day too. 🙂
However, about 7 years into our marriage my husband and I made a terrific decision. My husband is an “experience guy” and I am a “gift girl.” After receiving dreadful gifts from my man, and my man being disappointed after no unforgettable birthday experience we decided to plan our own birthdays! Best decision ever. So the only rule is the spouse has to have a great attitude and come along for the ride.
So one of the things I made Tim do for my birthday was to go thrifting with me. The only time he goes to Goodwill is when he needs to get an old man suit for some skit he is in for church on Sunday. So he got to experience Goodwill in a whole new light — as a scavenger. On our hunt we found this cool magazine rack. It was solid wood and had wonderful spindly shape to it. It was a hefty $4 but I loved it and knew it had some potential. So we hauled it off with us. I sanded her down and cleaned her well. She stunk to high heavens. I think she sat in a musty basement for 40 years. UGH! I could not wait to get paint on her. I spray primered and coated her with Heirloom White. I felt like she needed a little glazing. All those creases and crevices were begging for some aged goodness. So I wiped on and wiped off some Ralph Lauren glaze in Smoke. She is delightful and perfect to hold all the magazines that arrive at my doorstep monthly.I always cash in my points for reward programs for magazine subscriptions. I get Family Fun, The Family Handyman, MS Living, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, and Readymade. And the man gets the ESPN magazine. So I am always curious…what magazines make their way into your magazine rack?