My DIY Device Charging Station was made specifically for our guest room but it would be great for the office too. How often do you need to charge a device at work?
Our Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge has become one of my favorite things to do here on the blog! It always provides me with a fabulous excuse to go thrift shopping, like I need an excuse!
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Welcome to the February installment of Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Megan| C’mon Get Crafty Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul / Ann Duct Tape & Denim
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DIY Device Charging Station
I’ve been wanting to make a charger station for our guest room for a long time. There was just never the right item in the thrift store that I thought would be perfect for my decor. Then I came across this old desk organizer and had that ‘aha’ moment I had been waiting for. This is one of those DIY projects which is not complicated, doesn’t require a lot of skill and is just down right fun to do.
- Thrifted desk organizer $4.00
- Krylon Dual Superbond Leather Brown
- Rustoleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze
- DecoArt Acrylic Black
- Mod Podge
- Scrap piece of burlap
- Pretty picture from a magazine
Clean it up.
We always wash anything we purchase from a thrift store so that was my first step. It wasn’t really dirty so that was nice. I only paid $4 and I love the fact that this piece has a drawer which will be for cord storage.
Then a couple coats of Leather Brown spray paint gave it an updated look. I’m currently crushing on black and brown so I always have some in my stash. I used the black paint to outline the bottom edge and the front recessed design which you can see in the picture below.
I removed the drawer pull and spray painted it with the Rustoleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze.
My trusty companion is always by my side in the craft room. It seems like he knows when there will be pictures involved.
Fancy up the drawer.
There is a reason we hoard those magazines with pretty pictures, right! There is something special about lined drawers. I used a pretty toile craft paper to line the Jewelry Box Makeover project.
I sat the drawer over the floral picture in this old magazine and cut out a drawer liner which I then Mod Podged into place. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I gave it a top coat for sealing.
Do you save those teeny tiny pieces of fabric? Fortunately I have a nice place for them since my craft closet makeover.
I had saved a small piece of burlap which I used on the front of the drawer just to add a little personality. Mod Podge attached the fabric into place. I sat a book on it while it was drying. Then I added a top coat of Mod Podge to seal it and keep the edges from fraying. I just love using Mod Podge!
It’s such an easy project involving a little paint and a little Mod Podge with big results! Now we just need a house guest to enjoy our new DIY charging station.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
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