The Data Center

This was one of my favorite projects. I wanted these to be housed at the middle landing of the stairs but since there weren’t any power outlets there I had to scrap that idea and move them somewhere else. I’m still not completely comfortable with the idea of electronics being housed upstairs. I feel their home should be more downstairs, in the living areas. Maybe when I figure out how to program Circle I will be a little more at ease. I’ll say it again, the cyber detective lady that gave the lecture about internet safety and the kiddos scared the bejezus out of me. That’s right, my bejezus.

Let’s go back to talking about cute furniture that is also crazy functional, shall we?

We had a problem. Our electronics storage solution in the old house was no longer an option here and we were currently using a cabinet in the built-ins. Although it kept everything out of sight, the phrases ‘I can’t find a charger’ or ‘the chrome book isn’t charged’ were becoming all too common and were driving me up the wall. I needed a Technology Command Center. TCC. A small Data Center if you will…OMG, like a Barbie Data Center….Hold on, I need to tell Mattel my million dollar idea. All the creepy blue lights will be pink…Oh yeah, we’re doing this, people.

Ok, Darren is lame. He says I can’t have a data center. Fine, I’ll go get some inspiration from Pinterest.

I saw these 2 pins and knew I just had to combine the ideas into something that would work for us.

Eureka. 2 Hemnes shoe cabinets and 2 power strips later, we have our solution. We use the cabinet on the left for all our electronics. Everything fits perfectly. The 10 year old, she got my organization gene and has labeled all of the drawers. Maybe I should get her a label maker for her birthday? The cabinet on the right has 2 empty drawers and the other 2 drawers’ house headphones. Where is that article I read about the power of an empty drawer? It feels amazing to have an empty drawer. Ugh…now I’m going to spend the next week trying to find that article, aren’t I? Geez.

I’m happy with the way the project turned out. Putting together furniture is a challenge in and of itself & I only messed up a couple times. Ok, maybe 3. But you wouldn’t know by look at them. And don’t get me started on how intimidating the bag of parts was, kinda freaked me out for a minute. Ok, that’s embarrassing; I’ll keep that bit of info to myself.

I’m putting the project in the win column and calling it The Data Center….Now where to find cute pink lights?

Where do you store your electronics? Wanna run over to IKEA with me? We’ll get road trip snacks.


Our Data Center

Our Data Center

See, there is a power strip in there!

See, there is a power strip in there!

uhhhh...what am I NOT supposed to do???

uhhhh…what am I NOT supposed to do???

Think we'll use all of it?

My goodness, I don’t even know what half that stuff is


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