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iPhone Charging Station

Hey friends, our Decor Enthusiast Style team is back this month with thrifty decor ideas. I’ve got the cutest idea to share, a vintage find that’s now an iPhone charging station.

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I’ve had this cute dachshund in my thrifty stash for a while. I thought it was about time to give it a makeover. I refreshed it with Valspar Milk Glass spray paint, now it’s sporting a fresh new look and has a new job as an iPhone charging station.
Vintage milk glass makeover now it holds my iPhone

I am a dog lover and while Murphy is not a dachshund, she totally understands my obsession with all things dogs.

My friend Jeanie actually found this lovely, I can’t remember if it was discovered at a yard sale or thrift store. Either way, it’s a winner!

Vintage dachshund change and wallet holder

It’s just been hanging out looking for something to do, I am so happy that it has 2 holes in the bottom, so I can slip my charging cord in. In it’s former life, back in the sixties, it held a wallet and change. You know me, there’s no way Mr. Refresh was going to get this cutie 😉

Valspar Milk Glass to the rescue love this color Marina

I used milk glass on a few spaghetti jars and it worked perfect, so I just had to try it on Rover.

Vintage planter make over with Milk Glass Vintage Glass Effects

Cute from the front and from the back!

Vintage iPhone valet in vintage vintage milk glass

Vintage iphone charger in the shape of a cute dachshund dog in the perfect shade of Milk Glass - Marina

Super cute vintage makeover - DIY milk glass iPhone charger

It looks perfect sitting in the living room on the bookcase.

Milk Glass makeover of a vintage wallet and change valet - cute little dachshund

Vintage planter makeover with Valspar Milk Glass paint in Marina

Don’t under estimate the power of spray paint or dachshunds 😉

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  1. This is a McCoy pottery piece and it was used as a caddie for loose change, a man’s wallet, keys, etc. I have two of them. I can’t bring myself to paint them but the one you did is precious and looks amazing in your home.

  2. Hi, how large were the holes in the bottom? I have a small vintage planter & would like to try this, but I think I will have to drill larger holes. Thanks! Love yours!

  3. In it’s original state, I believe this was a planter! 🙂 I love the new purpose Debbie! It looks fabulous!



    • Thanks Gail, I thought it was a planter to and then I did some research. It had info on the bottom, can you believe it was for wallets, change and watch holding 😉

  4. It should’ve left original ……

  5. I love it!!! I need to try that paint!!!

  6. My dad had this on his nightstand for years! His watch went on the tail. Wish I had it now so I could paint it!

  7. totally love that idea. hope murphy doesn’t get too jealous.

  8. This is so stinkin cute, Debbie! I would have snatched that up too. 🙂

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