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DIY cell phone charging station: a creative solution to tidy up your kitchen counters! I
I transformed a wooden bread box into a stylish and functional spot to charge all our family’s electronic devices. No more messy cords and cluttered counters! This simple DIY charging station is not only a clever way to hide phones while they power up, but it also helps in keeping things organized.
DIY Charging Station
The bread box was a typical bread box, there was no shelf.
You can buy this roll top bread box on Amazon and it’s so cheap!
Our kitchen counter is the drop zone for everything so this bread box wooden charging station idea quickly became the closest item to store all of our random gadgets and cell phones in.
I don’t know about you but our electronics, charging cords and cell phones are constantly on our kitchen counter being charged and one day it hit me, the bread box! It was a good way to hide all the nonsense that a kitchen counter seems to accumulate.
The bread box would be a perfect place to store these items out of sight.
All that wasted space inside though, how could I make it more functional? Well, I decided to add a shelf. Why not right?
DIY Charging Station – DIY Project
I used a 1/2″ drill bit to make two holes in the back of the bread box.
Because the breadbox has a roll top, I chose to put holes in the very bottom of the bread box so when the bread box is open, the cell phone or ipad charging wires would not interfere with the roll top.
Bread Box Charging Station – How to Make
You can see, I drilled two holes above in the back side of the bread box for multi device cords.
Next you need to make your shelf.
Measure each side and mark where you want to drill your holes.
I used a 3/16″ drill bit and drilled two holes on the inside of the bread box. The bread box was not very thick so I drilled very slowly, just enough to make a deep enough hole for my support peg.
Do this on both sides, four total holes.
I used four support pegs (placed in the holes) to support my 1/4″ piece of craft board (purchased at Michaels Crafts).
You can use any type of support peg or small shelf bracket. We just happened to have support pegs so that is what I used.
Put your pegs in the holes.
I cut my craft board to 14 1/2″ long and it fit perfectly inside the bread box.
Michaels Crafts sells all sorts of crafting board in various shapes and sizes.
Yes, I put a shelf in a bread box. You should have seen the “eye rolling” coming from my dad when he saw me doing this.
Use a level to ensure that your shelf is straight.
Now you have a shelf!
I decided to cut another piece of crafting board for the bottom. I wrapped both pieces of craft board in leftover fabric that I had from a previous pillow project.
A little hot glue and viola, pretty shelves!
The inside needs to be pretty right?
You can see how I fed the phone charger through the hole in the back of the bread box.
The back of the bread box.
This project took under one hour. I think most of the time was the setup and cleanup.
Mobile Phone Charging Station
Now when I come home, I drop all my things inside the bread box. I used the top of jar cover to keep my keys and other small items in.
A perfect charging station for multiple devices such as an apple watch and random stuff!
How To Make A Phone Charging Station
This was such a great idea and even my family members love it. The entire family finally has a simple way to charge their electronics and the ugly cords are hidden! It’s the perfect charging station. This would also be a great multi cell phone charging station if you don’t store your ipad in it. This white desk organizer letter tray would also be a great charging station for multiple cell phones.
It’s almost as if this bread box (buy here on Amazon) was made for the size of an ipad.
It fits perfectly on the top shelf. The roll top door doesn’t even it touch it when it closes.
Mission accomplished. Closed door pretty counter storage.
If you are looking for more easy diy ideas for phone charging stations, be sure to check out Cassidy’s 25 Charging Station Ideas.
I love how this old bread box turned into the perfect new charging station. Once the door on the bread box is closed, you can’t even see what is inside. Although, I like how it looks inside now. I’m sure if you stop and think about it, you probably have something in your own home you could drill a couple holes in and convert it to a cell phone or electronics charging station.
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