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Docking Station

When you walk into your house, where do you put your stuff??  Our cell phones, computers, kindle etc. just land on the bar.  Then when it’s meal time or just tired of stuff laying around time…I have to clean off the bar.  I got busy looking for a solution and I found it on Facebook.  Our city has an advertisement page and it’s wonderful.  You can advertise anything on there:  clothes, furniture, rentals, automobiles and the list goes on.  Last Wednesday I found what I was looking for!

I was in such a hurry, I started painting before I took the “before” picture.

 I used the Annie Sloan Versailles Chalk Paint, it’s a soft green.  I am still loving to paint with these Annie Sloan paints.  I want to venture out and try the Emperor’s Silk (red) and the Graphite (dark gray).

 We placed in on the wall, just as you walk in to the master bedroom.  A convenient drop off for our electronics.

I used a basket, to hide the electrical strip.  Luckily, I was able to separate the weave and run the cord through the back.

There’s room for magazines, notepads, laptops…it’s a sweet spot!

I’m in console love, and so thankful for the Facebook  advertisement page!!

I’m sure I will be decorating the wall above it, but for now, I will enjoy a clean bar area!

What do you do with your stuff??



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  1. What a great idea, i bought one from Brookstone but its only good for 3 things….still things are in one spot and neat 🙂 so that’s a good thing !!!
    Kathy 🙂

  2. Great idea Debbie. Love how that turned out too.

  3. Love this! You would not believe what our kitchen counter looks like when we walk in from work- covered in keys, mail, computers, phones. Ugh!

  4. Sooooo much better! Great work 🙂

  5. Super-clever idea for hiding all the necessary gadgets, & the table looks amazing!

  6. OOO! I love this! Love the color, and how clever is that basket -hide-a-cord-idea?
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. You are so very clever Debbie! You did a fabulous job with the table and it all looks so neat and organized now. Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!


  8. Our stuff gets dropped on the kitchen counter. Not a good thing. This table turned out great…did you wax it? I like the way it looks really smooth. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh, I love your pretty painted table and what a smart idea to use the basket to hold all of the dreaded cords.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  10. Looks great! The basket is such a good idea! I’m your newest follower!

  11. That looks great Debbie and putting the electrical strip in the basket was genius!! Fantastic job!

  12. I have a couple of docking stations. Ha!! I use European cigar boxes and old tin boxes to hide all the “crap”!! I mean stuff!!
    Great table and I love your docking station

  13. SUPER CUTE! Now if only I could find something like that for my entry way. Only problem is I don’t have an electrical outlet but without it this is still a great solution.

  14. Great storage area Debbie. Nice color too. You can never have enough places to store your stuff. At least I can’t.

  15. Excellent idea and I love the table! I see your kindle in one of the photos. Don’t you love it? I carry mine everywhere.
    Thanks for visiting Texas Cottage and becoming a follower!

  16. That is so cool what you’ve done here!!!! So so cute! I totally need to do something like this!

    Notes She Wrote

  17. I have never tried that paint before but it looks like I am going to have to find something to try it out on! 🙂
    PS – Hello Newman’s is a Seinfeld reference – haha – my husband actually came up with it. Gotta love a creative man!

  18. Not only is the choice in color perfection… but the idea rocks too!

  19. What a perfect solution! I need to try chalk paint…

  20. I love the painted table. Annie Sloan paint is popping up everywhere. I still have to try it. I have oodles of things I could paint. Your so smart with the basket idea. I love how your vision turned out. Beautiful!

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