So I am using this for the Spring Pinterest Challenge! You have heard of it right?
It is put on by some awesome bloggers, Sherry at Young House Love, read it every day!, Katie at Bower Power Blog, have you seen her youngest Weston? Cautie Patootie to the max! Emily from Sparkle Meets Pop, and Renee from Red Bird Blue. Such Fun!
So here it is, my Pinterest inspired project!
Do you ever start a project and then life gets in the way. It wasn't hard, in fact it was just spray painting and gluing, but geesh. Anywho...
I had seen these awesome ipad stands on Pinterest. And since I am always baking using recipes I found on Pinterest, I needed a stand! So I blame it on Pinterest ")
Here are a few examples:
This one is from Andrea at Queen of Kings. It is her interpretation of one at Pottery Barn, I like hers better!
This one is from Mamie Janes. Love this gal's style repurposed to the max!
And finally this one from the gals at Shanty to Chic.
So I thought I can do that! At first I was going to make it from scrap wood, but then I remembered I had an old cutting board of sorts that my Mother In Law had given me, and I had a scrabble tile holder! Light Bulb.
Don't worry it wasn't hand painted, it was just a decal. So I sanded and sanded, then added a few coats of primer to that side. I chose to make the previous design side the back. So I then glued the scrabble tile holder on to the front.. Like my weight?
It took a few coats, but I knew I was going to distress a little later so some wood grain showing through was no big deal.
I wanted to give is some character, so I added a few red stripes down the side, sort of like a flour sack.
I tried a trowel figuring it was the right angle, but that was a major fail! All the epoxy did was dissolve the paint and because the base of the trowel was rounded, it just rocked.
I love how it turned out. Now I can read recipes easily and won't have to worry about spilling on my expensive toy!
Have a great week.
Don't forget to check out what the gals, did as well:
Renee, Emily, Katie and Sherry