Rifle Paper Magazine Holders

I’m forever rearranging the items in my home office bookshelf.  I have the large Ikea Expedit which is perfect for housing books, containers, photos, decorative objects, etc.  Each cube is 12×12 so there’s lots of space to play with.

While the contents of the bookshelf were generally very colorful, it used to be dominated by aqua.  Now, I’m going for more pinks, blushes and golds in the bookshelf.  Not wanting to purchase more magazine files, I opted to cover my existing aqua ones in wrapping paper.
I’m a huge fan of Rifle Paper Co. designs and knew I would not quickly tire of looking at their latest floral patterns.
In order to save paper- each roll only comes with three sheets and I had six files to cover- I opted to take a short cut and only cover the back and part of the sides. Sneaky huh?
I’m thinking of adding bookplates to label them.  For now, I know there are 3 House Beautiful and 3 Martha Stewart Living.
With the striped paper, I covered a hexagon cardboard box I found on Amazon.  They came in a set of 3 sizes and I was thinking of painting them a colorblock combo, but haven’t done it yet on the two smaller boxes.
I just wrapped, folded, kept cutting, and taped until it was all covered, trying carefully to keep the lines straight, which I somehow managed to do.  The top photo below is the lid and the bottom picture shows how it’s all crazy underneath- but that’s okay- it’s the part never seen.
My favorite addition to this bookshelf is my gold coral (an easy DIY update with a can of gold spray paint).


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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Great ideas! I am ready to mix up my expedite in my office as well. While I still love all the blue and green, I really would love to add additional colors. I too am loving pink right now. Love the coral painted gold!!

  2. That looks so pretty! I love everything Rifle Paper Co does. Bookplates would finish them off nicely.

  3. Super cute, Megan. I love those papers and they are perfect for your new color scheme!

  4. I know this post was from a while ago, but I stumbled upon it while debating between the two floral papers you used, to back a hutch. I can't quite tell in your pictures and Rifle Paper's – is the dark background a navy? And is the white background actually white, or more off-white/ivory? The answers will help me decide! Thank you!

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