Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Charging Station like no other!

This day and age almost everyone I know, has a ton of different gadgets. From IPhones, Kindles, I Pods, blue tooth, cameras, Blackberry's, you name it, it needs to be charged almost daily. I decided to create some type of charging station, we have at lest 5 of these items that go on a charger each day and it seems like there are chargers everywhere on our house. But no ordinary station would do. It starts with this old door. It is 4.5 ft tall and about 16 inches wide. 

I gathered my misc "junk" from my stash and started to lay it all out. 
 Once I knew where each item was going to go, I drilled the holes with paddle bits. Most of the holes are 7/8 of an inch wide.
 Next I grabbed my trusty gorilla glue to help re-enforce an old sewing table drawer, this was going to be the compartment that hides the cords. There were already groves inside the door, so I just cut a piece of leftover plywood to make the cover.

 Here is the basket to hold all the gadgets!
 Next I took some old pages of sheet music and used my Mod Podge to attach them to the middle of the door.
 Added some fun junky embellishments...

 Some old wood checkers....
 The perfect Kindle Holder!
Ready to see the whole thing?? 

 Hidden compartment, door easily slide open if you need to remove any chargers!
 No more ugly cords everywhere!




 I love the old hardware, left it on just for looks.
 Some fun old wood spools I found this fall.



 And here is where it will go, hopefully we can hang it tomorrow, it weighs a ton, so I am gonna let the hubs hang it properly!!

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I am linking this up to the Awesome party at the DIY Club!! and



25 comments:

Jane said...

That is my kind of project...using all sorts of bits and pieces and creating one very cool piece!
Jane

Krafty Kat said...

Love it! I love the mix of the old, time-worn features for all of the sleek, modern devices! So very clever! Would love for you to share this over at my link party if you get the chance! Job well done!

slommler said...

This is so totally awesome. Great use of "junk"!!! I love it!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

very fun! It's so pretty! did you get a powerbar that shuts itself off when there's nothing plugged in to the cords? It's the neatest thing... unless your cell phone is actively drawing power to recharge, the powerbar stays off to cut down on "vampire" electricity loss!

Pjjunker said...

It's a'door'able! I'm really going to have to rethink the possibllities for charging stations!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very nice. I like how you made a functional item look antique and stylish.

Heidi said...

I have used old doors for headboards, memo boards and such but this is really genius and looks so great!
:)Heidi

Here On Crow Creek said...

Wow! That turned out great!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

This is a great idea and the 'junk' made it look fabulous.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

This is a great idea and the 'junk' made it look fabulous.

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Very unique idea! It looks great!

Laurel said...

This is a GREAT idea...and I love all the fun junky details! Laurel@chippingcharm

Pam said...

What a great project! Love that used all the different pieces you had laying around.

Christine Jargick said...

Wow! This is so cool. I love upcycling old doors.

Shelly said...

This is so great. I absolutely love it.How creative.

Tammy said...

How cool! I love the door and all of the odds and ends you pulled together. It's old meets new with the antique door and modern technology. Nicely done!

Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

So creative, Missy! You know I love door projects! This is a perfect use!! Thanks for linking up at the 1st Project Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

Amanda said...

So cute and a great idea! One of a kind :)

It's Just Me said...

Love love love it ... what a cute idea!!! Now I'm gonna be on the look out for some cool junque : )

Traci said...

Super unique idea - love love love it!

The DIY Show Off said...

Love it, Missy! You did a fantastic job - perfect as a charging station. I love how it all came together.

Roeshel

Its So Very Cheri said...

Missy--this is so creative and cute--great job.

Cheri

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

Wow, Missy - THAT has got to be THE coolest charging station ever!!! I.WANT.IT.

Have a super fabulous day!!

Hugs ~~ Suz

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Its So Very Cheri said...

Check out our TOP 10 Post and be sure to check out EXCITING CHANGES at THE DIY CLUB post as well--REALLY EXCITING!!

Cheri

Kellie said...

Simply Awesome!!! Hope you don't mind I plan on to try to copy this.