Here are a couple I've looked at:
Pottery Barn $79
Red Envelope $89.95
I really didn't like those prices. So I recently found this jewelry box at Goodwill and thought that it would be the perfect solution to my problum.
First, I sketched out where I wanted the opening for the cords to go.
Currently I don't need the opening to be so big, but I'm trying to plan ahead.
I'm not sure what electronics will be added in the future, so I made the opening big to accommodate anything.
Next, I wanted to remove the wood directly below the cover to make room for the jigsaw.
The space also needed to be cleared for the power strip.
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to remove.
I used a hammer to remove the small wood piece.
Then I was able to punch out the bottom piece with my hands.
Now there was plenty-o-room for the power strip and cords to go.
Next I drilled 2 holes in the top so that the jigsaw blade would fit.
Just in case you haven't read my previous posts, I'm blessed to have a boss with a contractor hubby who lets me borrow his tools.
I used his jigsaw to cut out the rectangular piece.
Yummmm!! Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE power tools???
Then I used my chisel to even out the edges.
And used the chisel again to take off the front panel.
I removed the hardware from the front and filled the holes with wood filler.
I turned it over and found the center point to drill my hole for the extension cord to go through.
I used my drill and new attachment to make the hole.
How pretty is that??
Then I just gave everything a good sanding. This next part made me laugh. It confirmed that I'm definitely a DIY GIRL. To sand in those hard to reach places, I used something I already had on hand.
It worked GREAT! After I was done, I was curious to see if it still worked.
Yip! Still worked great on my nails!
Ok... so after the sanding, I primed it, and gave it two good coats of Heirloom White.
Ready for it???
Just a reminder of the BEFORE:
And here's the fun AFTER:
I'm going to look for another power strip that is a tad bigger, but for now this will do.
So a $1.50 investment = A Reasonably Priced Charging Station (and a happy girl)