Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Ironing Board

One day last week I woke up and determined that I was going to buy a new ironing board.  My old one hangs on the back of my family room door and is very inconvenient to use :/  I have a portable one, but it is just too small.

Well, before I headed out, I thought that maybe I should try to post on Facebook and see if anyone has an ironing board that they aren't using. [I am a firm believer that anything you need is probably just sitting around in your neighbors house, unused and wasting just have to find the right neighbor ;)]

GUESS WHAT??  I was right :)  Within a few minutes, one of my neighbors messaged me about her annoying, unused old ironing board :)  Ta-Da!!! :D

I popped over and grabbed it :)  It didn't have a cover anymore, so I needed to make one.  No problem!

I dug through my old upholstery fabric and found this fun red gingham.  I threw it in the wash on HOT with a teaspoon of Synthrapol (BEST STUFF EVER!!)  I used a few layers of left over batting and a top layer of Insul-Bright.  I popped on some elastic and we were through! Right?

Not so much :(  My elastic wouldn't hold the cover on tight :/   So, I did the next best thing :)  Yarn and some really ugly sewing!  But hey, It works ;)


  1. Love it, especially the Yarn! :)

  2. Haha... Ingenuity at it's finest! :)

  3. You are so right...Whatever works! Thanks for the laugh today. =)

  4. gotta love ingenuity! you're good! i'm looking for a new ironing board myself ... a retangular one and it looks as if i'll have to make one myself.

  5. Yep, awesomeness. :D *Love* the gingham!

  6. You made me snicker! Thank you!

  7. Haha, I love the yarn solution. :) The gingham looks great!

  8. It looks great. And you got something you need and your neighbour got rid of something they didn't... win/win. Love when those kinds of things happen.


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