Old metal heating grate repurposed as a newspaper and mail rack. Clean the grate by scraping away flaking paint with a wire brush and washing with a mixture of equal parts warm water and vinegar. Screw to the wall after cleaning.
Living room // DIY: painted furniture idea, leave wood top with white and colored drawers - I have a desk very similar. Probably would keep the drawers the same color as the desk though. I like the top