Friends, a few months ago I spied this fabulous DIY project on Pinterest by Jane from Mamie Jane’s blog. Jane’s blog images had been pinned and in a blink of an eye her DIY iPad stand made its way on to my feed. Her’s was inspired by a Pottery Barn chopping board iPad stand, but we don’t have PB here in Australia, so I wasn’t likely to ever come across one. Thank goodness for Pinterest!
I started with a vintage cutting board in a paddle shape
We screwed and wood-glued a wooden wedge (in two places) to the back. I was lucky enough to have a bag full of wedges in the shed – believe it or not all of our kindling for the outside wood burner oven is cut in wedges! Talk about convenient!
We screwed the screws in from the front, counter-sunk them and then used a small amount of filler to fill up the holes. A short time later I sanded them flat.
I bought the wooden Scrabble tile rack on Ebay and then glued it on. I was a little worried that glue wouldn’t hold so I nailed in some very slim notched wood nails and then used a centre punch to get the nail head right into the wood so I could fill it with a little wood filler.
Next I mixed in equal parts of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and Emperor’s Silk to get a deep pink hue. I painted this layer with good equal coverage. I forgot to take a picture of the pink layer but you can see it in parts here.
Then I painted ASCP Duck Egg Blue all over the layer of pink and when it was dry gave it a good coverage of AS clear wax and buffed it well. Then when the wax was dry I distressed the edges gently with sandpaper.
I gave the piece a gentle touch up withe AS dark wax to age it.
I left it to cure for 24 hours and voila…I was ready to use my iPad in the sewing room or the kitchen…if I use it in the kitchen I will need to find a stylus solution so that I don’t touch it with sticky messy fingers.
I keep forgetting to add a loop of twine in the top hole of the stand.
I think it turned out really well; what do you think?