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DIY Charging Station Using Ikea's Fintorp System

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.
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $20 Difficulty: Easy
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.
To see the rest of the tutorial visit my blog post!
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.
  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on May 12, 2015

    Oh my goodness, cutest charging station ever! So need to do this. :)

  • Sue Brownrigg
    Sue Brownrigg Canada
    on May 12, 2015

    Now that's the inspiration I needed to figure out my own little charging station!

  • Lonestarlady
    Lonestarlady Spring, TX
    on May 12, 2015

    I happen to have this on the opposite side of my island! I'll have to move it over to the side with the outlet! Great idea!

  • Kat
    Kat Carol Stream, IL
    on May 12, 2015

    Excellent idea. Convenient and cute. I wish I had an outlet on the side of my counter.

  • Sheila Zimmerman
    Sheila Zimmerman California City, CA
    on May 12, 2015

    Great idea!

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