A Box with a Purpose

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There's no monthly theme.
  • There's no budget to stick to.

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A box with a purpose was created to solve a problem in our house. Looking at a power strip when you walk in the bedroom door is not my idea of decor. The power strip could also get stuck under the wheels of the bed. Beside any costly phones tablets on the floor the getting crushed.
Lake house boys room Box with a Purpose

 While at a local Good Will I found this box with fish design on the top. The box is larger  and coordinates with the style of the room which will fit the power strip I want to add.

Box with a Purpose using a drill and power strip. Thrift store, Upcycle, Decor

I painted the box the same color of the trim on the bed. Drilled a hole in the box large enough to fit the power strip. Let it dry and then slid the strip through the box and plugged it into the wall. The plug is also hard to reach since the bed is close to the wall. This solves the dreaded squeezing your arm down the side of the bed to get to the electrical plug when you are already tired. 

Thrift Store Upcycle Decor Challenge. Box with a Purpose, Add a power strip with one tool a drill. 
Looking at this box it adds a nice touch to the space. The best part is this thrift store find fits my purpose.

Pinterest Picture for post A Box with a Purpose. Thrift Store, Decor, Upcycle

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Amanda | Domestically Creative said...

Great idea to hide those eye sores!!

Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled said...

Such a great idea! I hate seeing cords so this is a pretty solution. Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.

Angela at Simply Beautiful By Angela said...

That is so awesome! What a great and simple way to hide that cord :)

Shirley said...

A clever idea for a common problem. We may need to borrow your idea at our house for the same reason.

Debra said...

This is a wonderful idea to hide an ugly power cord. I am always moving stuff to hide them. Now it looks so pretty and keeps things handy.

Ali said...

What a great solution to hiding a not-so-pretty power strip.

Jeannee said...

What a true "re-purpose" project! You saved a really cute box from the landfill and found a genius use for it!

Michelle James said...

This is such a great way to hide the cord & much easier than reaching behind the bed! Love it!

Unknown said...

What a clever idea to hide those ugly cords! I need one for my office!

Chelsea @ Making Manzanita said...

Great idea. I made something kind of similar for last month's upcycle challenge the hides our router box and internet cords.