Like every other family, we are often overwhelmed at our house (well, I am anyway) by the tangle of cords and mess and components that we need to keep all of our toys charged.
Enter the Pottery Barn Daily System. I have spent hours drooling over this collection of organizational gems. Hours. It’s probably unhealthy.
One of my favourites is the charging station. What a great idea this thing was.
So I have been thinking for a long time about how to try and replicate it. This is what I came up with. I had a wine crate that I was going to use for towel storage (or something)- meaning I didn’t need the very cool insert.
Once I took the insert out of the crate, it really reminded me of the recharge station.
So I took the Dremel and made some little grooves in the back of the insert for cords. I did this because I wanted it to sit flush against the wall and needed room for the cords to hang down.
Ok. So that’s not me doing it. But it was me telling him what to do. And that was to put a couple of grooves on the top row, and three on the bottom (just to leave a lot of room for additional cords that we may want to put in there).
Once we had that done, I slid the pieces apart and sanded and painted.
Of course I used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. Old White. And then I reassembled and up onto the wall it went.
Yes. We have walkie-talkies. Two sets, actually. And yes, those are rocks on the bottom. Who says it all has to be electronic?
I sewed a piece of drop cloth with velcro on the back to gather up all the cords and also used drop cloth to make tags to label the cords. We each have our own little spots.
Hanging on the laundry room wall by our back door, it has made keeping track of cords and components soooo much easier. We have gone from this-
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