Make Your Own Charging Station
A shadow box converted into a charging station keeps cell phones, cameras, iPods, and all their power cords untangled and orderly.
How to make it: Find a shadow box wall shelf with an open back. Use hook-and-loop tape to attach a power strip to the back of the shadow box. Plug chargers into the power strip. Cut a piece of foam-core board to fit the inside of the cube and cover with decorative paper. Slide into the shelf to hide the power strip, feeding charger cords under foam-core board. (If necessary, cut small notches in the bottom of the foam-core board for the cords to sneak under.) Plug in electronics and set on the shelf.
Make a Ladder Shelf
An old ladder extends storage space and adds vintage charm.
How to make it: Give a ladder a fresh coat of paint. Add old vent grates to each rung and simply screw them into place.
Corral Your Art Supplies
A chic and inexpensive way to store pencils and pens.
How to make it: Use hook-and-loop tape to wrap ordinary paint or soup cans in leftover wallpaper scraps.
Create a Central Message Center
An information center on the inside of a kitchen cabinet that keeps track of kid's schedules, grocery lists, coupons, and other small items.
How to make it: Cover the back side of a cabinet door with chalkboard paint or apply peel-and-stick chalkboard. Screw pegboard over another panel and store small items from hooks.
Terra Cotta Pots Upcycle as Great Bath Accessory Holders
A fast and fashionable way to keep small bath accessories organized.
How to make it: Give plain terra-cotta flowerpots a lively coat of hot pink paint and swirl rub-on accents (found with the scrapbooking supplies) for added interest.
Cigar Box Recipe Index
A cigar-box turned recipe card holder.
How to make it: Find cigar boxes at flea markets and online auction sites. Add drawer pulls to the boxes and stash them on a ledge or in an old produce crate outfitted with plywood shelves.
Make Your Own Toy Storage Bench
A kid-friendly way to store just about anything.
How to make it: Add bun feet to an upper kitchen cabinet and top with a seat cushion in a durable fabric or vinyl.
Make a DIY Yard Stick Coat Rack
A clever way to turn yardsticks into a functional coat rack.
How to make it: Attach five yardsticks together. Add hooks and hang where needed.
Upcycle an Old Chair Into a Bathroom Shelf
A repurposed unused chair turned into a useful wall-mounted towel rack and shelf.
How to make it: Remove the seat and legs of an old chair and mount it to the wall. Hang towels and other bathroom essentials.
Use Old Wooden Hangers for Inventive Coat Rack
Hangers and plank convert to a coat rack.
How to make it: Start with four hangers and a plank of wood and simply attach hangers to the plank.
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