DIY Charging Station Using Ikea's Fintorp System

$20
10 Minutes
Easy

This may sound a bit anal but I can not stand cell phones and cell phone charges all up on the kitchen counter. While Corey is well aware of my hatred towards kitchen counter clutter (try saying that five times fast) our guests are not, so whenever they’re over they tend to charge their phones in the kitchen. Since our guests seem to prefer the outlets in the kitchen over any other room in the house and I happen to hate having their stuff all over my counter I decided to figure out a way that both parties can be happy. I also really needed wanted to go to Ikea.
Here’s what you’ll need: Ikea Fintorp Flatware Caddy Ikea Fintorp Hook Ikea Fintorp Wire Basket w/Handle Ikea Fejka Artificial potted plant (optional) screws vinyl decal (optional) Step 1: Determine where you want your charging station. This area in the kitchen is perfect because it won’t be in the way of anything and there’s a handy dandy plug right there.
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What I love about this system is that it’s easily customizable. I decided to go with the basket in the middle because some of our friends and family bring their iPads over and this basket is big enough to hold iPads. If I get tired of the fake plants I can just take those out and store other stuff in the caddies or I can remove the wire basket and use another caddy for the phones. You can do whatever butters your biscuit.

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  • Mzv20100987
    on Mar 7, 2017

    I looked all over for this basket or something similar and found nothing. I even went to IKEA they've discontinued it. I bought everything else . Any suggestions for a basket

  • Amy
    on Jul 14, 2017

    So cute! What size rod did you use? 22 inch or 31 inch?
  • Gail Philip Charles
    on Mar 21, 2018

    Where can I buy the material to make this project?

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  • Laura Vaughn Cox
    on Jul 3, 2018

    I found the basket at Dollar General $2

  • Pam
    on Dec 20, 2018

    did your idea but added a USB powerstrip to the outlet and placed in basket. it has 5 USB outlets and 3 cord plugin. now everything can charge @ once


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