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Saturday, January 7, 2017

A Charging Station

For a while now we've needed a spot near the inside
garage door for The Mister to throw his keys and wallet.
He also needed a designated area to charge his iPad
and cell phone!  When the parakeets died a couple of
months ago, I knew I wanted to turn that corner
into a spot to meet those needs.



This is in our family room and there is a door beside the
staircase that leads out to the garage.
And this is also where the chalk board ended up!
The table came yesterday and I had fun putting it together
and lugging it to the back of the house. haha.
The bamboo charging station came from ebay.
It has a well in the bottom to house all the cords.  
The lamp and table are from overstock.com.
Now.....what to do with the bird cage!
It's big, beautiful and on it's own stand.
If I had a spot for it or a creative way to use it,
I would be more likely to keep it.
So whether it stays or goes is still to be decided!
For now, I'm loving the way this corner turned out!
It's another check on my resolution of 'a place for
everything and everything in its place'.  Yay. 


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    1. Hopefully it will help him not forget his phone in the morning, too! haha....

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  2. Put a chandlier in the bird cage

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    1. It's wide but kind of narrow.

      https://myfivemen.blogspot.com/2015/02/this-and-that.html

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  3. What a smart idea. And just think you can leave messages for The Mister on the black board that he can't miss...HaHa.

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    1. That is a very good idea! Something like, "Don't forget to come home!" haha...

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  4. That's such a pretty spot! Don't you love that it's pretty and functional?

    Could you put the bird cage outside with plants in it this summer?

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    1. I've seen that idea! I started looking on Pinterest, so we'll see!

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  5. It's perfect! I love that spot for the chalkboard too.

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    1. I like it, too! On to the next project!

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  6. Great little spot. Looks sleek. Love the lamp!
    I had a huge birdcage on my balcony and I had various plants and vines wrapped around the metal bits. Was quite fun.
    Also for a couple years I had it inside with different candles in it and used it like a mini-fireplace.

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    1. I have noticed my style has leaned to a more sleek, clean look. Definitely can't say minimal because I like "stuff" too much...lol. But I do like my furniture surfaces open and tidy....looks put together and easy to dust!

      I just pinned those bird cage ideas on a board....plants and candles!

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    2. I was going to say the same thing!
      Or...on your patio in the Summer...
      Great job Betsy!
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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  7. Hi Betsy - that was efficiently organised ... and looks charming - now I wait to see the different chalked messages you put up ... I'm sure you'll find a place for the bird cage ... happy weekend with the new charger in situ ... cheers Hilary

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  8. Very resourceful, Betsy . . . :)

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  9. The perfect spot it seems indeed
    A place for all is a win at any feed

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    1. I hope he doesn't see it as a trunk...
      a place to throw all of his junk. haha.

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    1. So great....happy with everything we get from that site!

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  11. Looks great, Betsy!! LOVE it! blessings ~ tanna

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  12. I like that resolution and your revamped corner looks very good.

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  13. I've always admired your visions for you family and home. You see it and then you work it! :)

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  14. Lovely. My first thought on the bird cage was outside on your patio (someone else mentioned that too) and then the second thought was in the guest room with plants.

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  15. Your new table looks great!

    A lady that I know used a empty birdcage outside..and put birdfeed in it - to attract some birds. I saw a photo on her Instagram account that mentioned that there were some birds that tried out her "outside" birdcage. =)

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