Sewing Machine Drawer Charging Station

December 30th, 2008 in member junk     
Marty29 Marty29, member
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First I painted and distressed an old sewing machine drawer  I then drilled a hole in the back end and used velcro to hold down an electrical strip with several plugs (like a surge protector).  I then made a piece out of wood for the top with small holes cut out along one edge.  I covered it with imitaion leather and put 2 small pieces of wood on the inside to hold it from going down too far.  It's just laying on top of these side pieces so can be easily removed to change or add another plug.  You plug all your items such as cell phones, ipods, etc. into the strip and pull the one end out the hole on top.  You then just connect your device and lay it on top to charge.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Marty Filloff
posted in: member junk, wood, eclectic, organizer, entry, cream

Comments (11)

shabbychick writes: Marty - what a great use for a sewing cabinet drawer! All those electrical cords are definitely meant to be out of sight... Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:19 am on January 6th
Marty29 writes: Let me know if you run into any snags as I would be happy to help. Thanks, Marty Posted: 6:31 am on January 3rd
rosesandrust writes: I've got all the stuff to do it with, now I'm off to do it!!!-Thanks for sharin'-Rose Posted: 11:21 am on January 2nd
paisleypenguin writes: Excellent idea and welcome!

I have been looking for something cool to make a charging station for myself. My BIL made one out of an old suitcase which I had considered but that might be too big for my small condo.

Very inspiring! Posted: 5:15 pm on January 1st
junkermidge writes: Practical and cute at the same time. Those are the best kind of projects. Way to go! And Welcome.
Posted: 9:25 pm on December 31st
georgiamoon writes: Great use of the sewing machine drawer...gotta love em! You did an amazing and inventive project and I am sure many more will be sitting on counters across the country now that you have shared yours with us. Good job, georgia Posted: 1:43 pm on December 31st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a creative idea! I really like the look of it too. If your avatar happens to be a photo of your family farm, it is very lovely.

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!
Candy Posted: 10:57 am on December 31st
FunktionalJunk writes: This is so great! I've loved the idea of charging stations but all of the ones I've seen in stores are way too modern looking for the style in my house. This is a great vintage look and I can't wait to try it myself! Thanks! Posted: 11:56 pm on December 30th
junkchick writes: Great idea! I made one out of an old tin bread box, and it was real cool, but it was too big and took up too much space on my counter. I have several old sewing drawers and old cheese boxes, so I am going to use your idea and make myself one and give some to my other junky friends. Posted: 8:35 pm on December 30th
suewhitney writes: Hi Marty29,

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! What a great idea...I love things that look nice and are useful at the same time. Kudos!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:48 pm on December 30th
StrangeCargo writes: Very nice. Alot cooler than Pottery Barn! Posted: 7:05 pm on December 30th
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