Thursday, September 1, 2016


Happy September everyone!
It is so hard to believe summer is almost gone and although we are looking forward to cooler temperatures, 
I really wish it would last a little longer.
Today I am sharing a small project I did in my kitchen a while back. Last winter, browsing through my favorite blogs, I came across this post by our friend Liz who blogs at The Tuscan Home. Liz had taken her iPad and mounted it on her kitchen wall. What a brilliant idea!
I, for one, always have my old iPad in the kitchen and use it when trying a new recipe or, sometimes, to watch a favorite show while cooking, but, needless to say, it is always in the way, so I decided to give this idea a try.
By the way, you can see her post right here.

I used an old 8 x 10 frame I already had and it fits perfectly.
All I had to buy was the heavy duty Velcro at Walmart.
It cost around $4.00. You get four squares in a package and I did cut mine in half.
All I did was apply a strip to the top and bottom on the back of the iPad and  pressed it against the backsplah.
I did the same with the frame and before I knew it, I had my iPad mounted on the kitchen wall.
Then I followed her directions to hide the wire. 
I created a small vignette using a ceramic milk jug that I had bought at Walmart a long while back and to which I added faux greenery, my old plate from Kirklands and the hurricane lamp I always have in that corner of the counter. 
The greenery hides the wire and plug perfectly!
On that corner I always have a placemat that I normally change with the seasons. The reason for the mat is because in that little corner of the counter you can always find a plate of homemade cookies, a pound cake or both. :)



Now, the iPad is out of the way and always plugged in, so I never have to worry about it running out of charge.
I can easily use it to look for a recipe on Pinterest or to watch the news from Spain while I am cooking, 
which I like to do daily. :)

This set up works great for me because I have a second iPad that I use for everything else, so I don't ever 
have to worry about removing this one from the wall.
What do you think?
I want to thank Liz for the wonderful inspiration and thank you all for stopping by for a visit.
It is almost time to start decorating for Fall. Are you all ready? :)
Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend!


  1. I follow Liz and loved this idea the first time I saw it. I love the way you did your ipad as well..Have a restful Holiday weekend!

  2. Very creative Liz. I like your idea to use your old iPad and I love the design of your kitchen.

  3. How clever! It looks great and I bet it is fun to have in the kitchen while you are doing things. At the present, I just have one IPad, but a new one is on my wish list. Thanks for sharing the idea. As always, things at your house are perfect!

  4. This is a great idea. Now you've got me thinking! ;)

  5. What a great idea! This would be so handy when baking and needing to look up recipes. So creative! Hope you have a great long weekend!

  6. Really nice thought to utilize old things. Thanks for sharing..
    Home decor

  7. Maria Elena,
    Great idea and such an update to technology in the Kitchen!
    Love your Kitchen vignette!
    Lamps offer wonderful ambient lighting when days grow shorter!

  8. I've been thinking about doing this ever since I saw Liz do it, and now I'm thinking about it some more!

    Happy Weekend!

  9. That's such a great idea ... and I love how you styled around it, too!


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