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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wood You Like to Craft September...Kitchen Projects!

Holy postings Batman! She's still alive!
It's been so long, and I could go into details but you'd be here forever.
I do want to share this little bit of info with you...it's a Wood You Like to Craft week! Our theme was kitchen projects, and like always there are some really great ideas being shared.
I'm excited to share mine here and would love it if you'd check out the other ladies too...
{The tablet went missing right at picture time so you get my phone! Too many little helpers in this kitchen...}
 I love to cook. And more and more I find myself pulling recipes from online sources, there are so many good ones out there! It's so easy to pull something up on my tablet and not have to dig through my cookbooks. The problem is that my tablet is then very much in danger of becoming part of the recipe! I needed somewhere to put it where it would be safe from flying flour but I could still read the directions, a tablet stand was definitely needed!

 
 
I had every intention of cutting a base board out but happened to be in Hobby Lobby a few weeks back and found this little cutie. Perfect size, already painted to match my kitchen, and it was half off!
 (It's cut from 1/4 inch MDF if you wanted to cut your own)

To make the shelf, I cut a piece from a square dowel--just wider than my tablet, and then a thin strip of MDF just taller than the dowel to make a little "lip" to hold the tablet in place.
{I've see others that use Scrabble tile holders for the shelf if you don't have access to a saw}...

 
...glued them together (use wood glue!), gave it a few coats of gray paint...
 
 
...and then glued it into place.

 
The stand on back is made from 2 pieces of 1x2 hinged together and then glued to the back of the base board. And done! So cute, and just what I needed!

 
The bonus was while I was in Hobby Lobby I found the cute clip board stand too! Perfect for the paper recipes that I still use, granted it was HOT PINK {and oh so cute, could I get away with a hot pink kitchen?} but that was easily fixed with a screwdriver and a can of spray paint.
So, thank you Krystal for a fun and needed theme, this little corner of my kitchen is  now so much cuter and user friendly. My tablet will live a much happier and cleaner life!
Here's hoping your kitchen project makes your life a bit happier too. Until next month, 
Happy Crafting!

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