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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Turn a Jewelry Box into a Decorative Charging Station

It's funny how things work out sometimes.  I've been on the hunt for the perfect rustic box to turn into a charging station.  I've been looking for quite awhile now but I just couldn't find anything that would fit our needs.  I wanted something that would not only charge our phones, ipods, etc..but also provide a bit of storage.  So today, I'm rummaging around in my flea market stash and I see this old jewelry box.  I suddenly had a  light bulb moment!  This  could work!

I loved the wire doors and it had cute little feet too

So here it is before I started working on it

See all that storage inside those doors? 
 Perfect!!

I gave  it a good cleaning and then sprayed it with a can of Walmart brand spray paint.  "Gray Primer" is what the color says on the back label.  I believe it is actually paint though and not primer.  Then I painted the handles with some white acrylic paint and gave it a good sanding to distress it a bit.
Now for the fun part...

I drilled through the back of the box right into the drawer on two of the drawers.  Then I plugged the chargers into the wall, threaded the other ends through the two holes I just drilled and voila!
You have a charging drawer.  One for each of us!

and plenty of storage too!
Pretty cool huh?
I'm lovin' it!

Then, remember this old basket I got?  I filled it with flour sack towels and put it on top of the jewelry box to hide the outlet.
There you have it.  A fabulous and decorative charging station that fits neatly, right under the kitchen cabinet!

Have a great week!
xo and God Bless,
Kathleen

7 comments:

d e l i g h t said...

Creative and beautiful!!! Great Job!

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job...it's beautiful!

XO,
Jane

fleurcottage said...

neat-o! i re-use these for treasure boxes for the grand girls. now one of the grandsons wants one to put his treasures in! :)

Ruffles and Relics said...

what a cute idea!! love that basket too..

Rhonda said...

Now that is simply amazing.
Thank you for sharing...wow...I can't get over what a great idea this is.

Margaret said...

Whoa! Those jewelry cabs are always that icky brown-and you finally made me see them as actually attractive, and useful, after your smart paint re-do. I think you're the only person who hides outlets, like I do. The charger station is brilliant.

Susan Linville said...

Question....did you take off the little handles to paint or is there a trick to painting them without removing them?