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iPad Recipe Holder – Thrifty Makeover

Can you believe it, I was asked to be part of the Thrifty Style Team! They must know me really well, I love thrifty finds!

I can’t wait to share my latest thrift store find. Be sure to see all the savvy ideas from my friends at the end of the post!Thrifty Style Thrift store makeovers

Trendy farmhouse iPad and Recipe holder all in one with this thrifty makeover.

I spotted this little podium I knew exactly where I would use it! That doesn’t happen often,.
Farmhouse Ipad - Recipe book holder thrifty makeover

I knew this little $4 investment would look great dressed in blue sitting on my counter.

Farmhouse Ipad - Recipe book holder thrifty makeover

iPad recipe book holder - thrifty makeover at Refresh Restyle using Folk Art chalk paint

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Clean your stand, make sure it’s dry. Stir your paint well and grab your (Purdy) paintbrush and start paining. Apply one or two coats of chalk paint, depending on your desired look. After the paint dries, use the sand paper to create a worn, distressed look. Wipe to remove dust. Use an old t-shirt or lint free cloth and apply the wax. I used the Folk Art white wax and love it! It’s perfect for toning down a color. I just love the look!

Thrift store makeover with Decor Art Home Decor Chalk Paint at Refresh Restyle

Thrift store makeover with Decor Art Home Decor Chalk Paint at Refresh Restyle

Thrifty makeover - iPad recipe holder at Refresh Restyle refreshed with Folk Art chalk paint

These kind of makeovers are super easy! Turn a Grandma dated wood piece in to a seriously trendy treasure. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Grandma, I don’t want the Grandma’s attacking me!

Now go find your iPad recipe holder, I know it’s out there! Check Goodwill 😉

See what the other Thrifty Style Team members are doing with their thrifty finds:

Thrifty Style Team


  1. I like the cookbook stand idea. I print my recipes on full sheets of paper now. Do you have any ideas on how to store them other than a binder? Thanks, Debbie

  2. Love the color and the height of the stand. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party!!

  3. I love your recipe holder stand thingy! The paint color is beautiful and the distressing is perfect. (I’m so bad at that)

    super cute!

  4. That is super cute!! I am going to have to find one for myself!!

  5. I love it Debbie! So creative and the perfect color!

  6. What a super fun makeover, Debbie! Not sure I would have thought of it, but I’m now on the hunt for a cute little podium! Great color, too.

  7. No grandma attacking allowed! lol You chose the perfect color, Debbie! So happy you joined our team!

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