Today I decided to fix a huge problem in our home--the cell phone charging station. Up until a few hours ago, we charged our phones/iPods/bluetooths in a corner of our kitchen. It was always a mess of cords and electronics, and usually looked like this:
the crib rail that I also repurposed.
I learned this tip from a craft blog (can't remember where): If you cover an area - like the magnetic closure - with tin foil, it will conform perfectly to to area and keep it from being painted. Excellent tip.
Next, I drilled a hole in the back of the box. Yes, I actually did this. (Insert gasp from my father and husband here.) I know it's not the neatest looking hole or perfectly symmetrical, but nonetheless, I was the only adult home and I did it by myself.
Because I wanted a pop of color, I chose to paint my posterboard this lovely shade of green. I repainted an end table a few weeks ago, so this beauty was in my garage as well.
I carefully taped the posterboard to the inside top of the breadbox. I taped it where it would not be seen, but left the bottom untaped so that I could remove the chargers when we travel or upgrade.
My inspiration for this came from Pinterest.
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