I've been really excited about this post. I have a Kindle Fire and have found that I use it more and more when I bake to view recipes - it's just easier and smaller than a laptop. The only problem is that it's flat and so it's awkward to look at (and sometimes has a bad glare) while I'm cooking but I don't want to pick it up because my hands are usually covered in flower or some other messy ingredient. So, I made this awesome stand for it that would work for any tablet. It was super simple and very affordable to make.
Then after it was all the way dry, I took sandpaper to it to wear it out a little and add some interest. I was worried about the paint chipping off more - especially in the kitchen - and so I added a layer of Mod Podge after a sanded. It made the whole surface smooth and exactly how I wanted it.
I love the frame I got because it easily works with my small Kindle but it would also fit an iPad (if I ever end up with one of those :).)