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Hey there friends! Today I have the easiest DIY project on the planet for you! This DIY phone charger station has made life a little bit more convenient for my hubby and I. Yeah, I put one on his side of the bed as well! Isn’t it cute?

IKEA Phone Charger Station

I don’t know about you, but I rely a LOT on my phone and so does my husband, and let’s not even mention my teenager. My phone is my planner, my calendar, my note taking device, my alarm, heck it’s my third hand. It’s my fitness buddy. Even my yoga videos are in there! Perhaps I shouldn’t admit to how much I like my phone.

So, naturally when I go to bed, my phone sits on my nightstand while it charges. Every night, I have to fetch the charge cord from behind the nightstand.

Annoying.

So, when I saw this idea I decided to give it a go, and put my own spin on it. Now my phone sits happily in the basket while it charges and I always know where the charge cord is. Not only that, it looks cute too!

So, without further delay, let’s get to it, shall we? I did have a little “issue” which I’ll tell you about. You know I’m always open and honest- not every project turns out the way we intend it to. Luckily, I was able to make this work with a small adjustment.

DIY Phone Charger Station- IKEA HACK

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Materials Needed

I am linking the products through IKEA and also through Amazon. Buying directly from IKEA is way cheaper, but I am linking Amazon just in case IKEA is not an option for you. You can get the entire Fintorp kit on Amazon and it saves a little $$. I will warn you, this project was not as cheap as I would’ve liked. It was definitely a splurge. If anything, you could steal this idea and buy less pricey materials! Then tell me about it so I can tell everyone else 🙂

Optional Basket

  • IKEA Steel Wire Basket-Discontinued by IKEA, but Amazon still carries it. Good alternative to the Bamboo basket AND it looks big enough to hold a tablet.

Hardware and other materials I ended up using to attach the rail (because of my “issue”)

  • 1 x 3 board cut at 26″
  • 2 1/2″ wood screws to attach board to the wall
  • 5/8″ wood screws to attach the rail to the 1×3

Step 1- Attach Rail to the Wall…Maybe

So, I wanted the bar to be centered above the nightstands. The wall studs were not positioned in the right spot (are they EVER?) so I decided to use wall anchors. I lost the fight with the anchors as I kept losing them inside the wall. Rather than continue to mutilate the wall, I decided to go to Plan B- scrap wood.

IKEA Phone Charger Station

How I fixed my “issue”:

I used a 1×3 and attached it to the the studs centered above the nightstand. Then I attached the rail to the board using 5/8″ screws. That worked much better for me and it also covered the holes. I painted the board white (before I attached the rail) so it would blend in with the wall.

IKEA Phone Charger Station

Step 2: Add Accessories

Things went smoothly from this point on. I added the hooks and accessories. I love how the cord stays in place now.
IKEA Phone Charger Station

Step 3: Plug in your phone 🙂

IKEA Phone Charging Station

Easy Peasy, right???
If you like IKEA hacks, you should totally check out the IKEA Nornas bench look alike I built for only $30! Click on the pic for the tutorial.

IKEA Nornas Look Alike Bench

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Janice| Sawdust Sisters

Novice woodworker and serial Popcorn eater, Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials that motivate others to "dare to try". Originally from Puerto Rico, Janice is fluent in Spanish and dreams of owning a beach house on the island someday! Janice currently lives in Utah with her husband and children, where she works as a university professor.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. That turned out great and the wood actually makes them look more substantial. I’ve had my own battle with too many holes in the walls, heck anyone who has ever hung anything on a drywall wall knows these woes, but you solve that problem perfectly.

    1. Thanks Toni!! I know right??? I killed that wall haha

  2. Nailed this project perfectly!!!! Nice work with the holes also! So clever!

    1. Thanks Sam! “Nailed” it…literally, several times, lol

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