A long time ago, I purchased this “thing” at our Goodwill outlet. I call it a “thing” because it looked to me like every bit of a charging station. However, it was also clearly from the 70’s/80’s and I don’t remember having anything to charge back then. It’s probably just a valet for holding coins and your wallet at the door, but if so, it’s an awfully large one. 🙂
It was marked $1.99 but everything at our Goodwill outlet is 50% off. So, I snagged this handy item for only 99 cents! Score!
So, I’m going to upcycle it into a charging station. We have one for our phones, but I needed one for our lesser (rarely) used items — like my iPod. Devices that I wanted to have charged when I need them, but not something I used every day.
First, I gave it a good cleaning and taped off the drawer pull on the front. I want to be able to use this in our bedroom, so I used a Valspar paint sample I had from Lowe’s in 432957 Tranquility.
I painted a couple of coats on it and removed the tape. I had planned on painting over the finish on the drawer pull, but after it was dry, I kind of liked the antiqued gold look of the hardware.
Here’s the finished product!