I’ve seen a lot of my blogger friends make an iPad stand. I’ve wanted to make one for a long, long time. Have you been looking for an easy way to make your own iPad stand for your kitchen? I was talking to Jamie about it, and she came up with the best idea of how to actually make the iPad stand sit on the counter without falling over. Actually she was talking about using a picture frame for the iPad stand…. but that made it become a light bulb moment for me.
Let’s take a look at this easy iPad stand project.
I bought two cutting boards for a dollar each last may in Bowling Green at Grandma’s Attic. I thought using one of them for this month’s Thrift Store Décor project was a no-brainer.
What you’ll need to make this easy iPad stand for your kitchen.
- Thrift Store cutting board
- Scrabble tile holder
- small picture frame
- Minwax stain (I used Dark Walnut)
- Minwax Polyurethane
- cheap chip brush
- nail gun
- Gorilla Glue Construction Adhesive
- vinyl image of your choice
- Hem Guide (optional)
Jamie recommended that I do a negative stencil with the word yum, staining over the vinyl, allowing the letters to be the original light colored wood.
I applied the vinyl word yum.
I used a rag to apply the stain to the cutting board and the tile holder.
oops! The stain bled under the contact paper stencil.
I used my staple gun to attach the tile holder (from the back). Then I used the chip brush to apply the poly to seal everything.
I hung the cutting board from the handle to allow the poly to dry.
What makes this iPad stand different than any other?
On to Plan B—I’ll be putting the back (easel) over the word yum. I used Gorilla Construction Adhesive with my caulk gun.
Isn’t it genius? It’s so simple, it’s brilliant actually! No hinges involved. As I mentioned above, when I told Jamie that I was doing this project, she mentioned using a picture frame, then there was some brainstorming happening, and somehow it was decided that the back easel of a picture frame would be perfect to support the new tablet stand.
I did a monogram on my Silhouette Portrait. As always I used my hem guide to help with the placement of the vinyl.
If you do a lot of cooking or baking a tablet stand like this is great for displaying recipes.
Find this great tollhouse cupcakes recipe at Create and Babble
Or it can be used for browsing your favorite sites, or watching a movie while you work in the kitchen.
This was a very fun project to do. Be sure to check out the other Thrift Store Décor projects from my friends below.
What have you made over from the thrift store lately? Do tell!
sharing this project at Sharon’s Be Inspired
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