A Counter Top Charging Station & Tablet Holder From a Picture Frame

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I was in need of a pretty and functional spot to charge my phone and tablet, and to hold them while I was viewing recipes.
It looks nice on my counter, keeps my devices up and away from the counter clutter and it matches my kitchen!
I had a budget of $0, so I came up with this countertop charging station made from an old photo frame, some scraps of trim, and some paint.
To make my charging station, I found an old 8x10" picture frame. Then, I cut out a piece of cardboard to fit inside, notched it for the charging cords and painted it with DIY chalk finish paint (I have a recipe I use for that on my blog). I cut two pieces of quarter round trip that fit inside the frame, painted them and hot glued them in position.
It was such a simple project, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. For more details on how I made my charging station / tablet holder, please visit my blog.

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  • Laura Benavidez
    Laura Benavidez
    on Jun 16, 2016

    What an awesome idea. Can you hang this from the wall or does it work better table side sitting at a slant? I'd love to make one for my daughter but she doesn't have a lot of bedside space.

    • Melody
      on Dec 11, 2019

      I like to watch a show while cooking and I have a problem keeping the I pad out of the way! I am going to use chalk paint and do the wall trick so when not using it for my pad I can write on it!! I had my husband cut a thin piece of plywood instead of cardboard!! Can’t wait to get it finished!! Thanks!

  • Faith
    on May 4, 2018

    I was wondering if you can charge a kindle that way too?

  • Mgm28883710
    on Jul 2, 2018

    How do you plug in the iPad when it sits right up on the frame?

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