Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ironing Board Makeover

I've had my ironing board for ten years, and although it's slightly bent in the middle (Peter decided it would make an excellent sledding hill), I am too cheap to buy another one. It fulfills it's purpose, which is to offer a surface to iron on if the urge should ever hit me to iron something. (This urge doesn't strike too often.)

The fabric on top, however, was starting to look pretty bad. It was getting to the point that I had to iron things on strategic clean sections of the board, in case the stains on the fabric set onto the shirt I was ironing.
It was rather like Yoga for ironing.

I remembered a great tutorial for making another ironing board cover and decided to try it out. I purchased some fabric which cost me about $3 and made a new cover.
The great thing about this tutorial is that you cut off the drawstring casing from the old cover and just re-sew it onto the new cover. This saves TONS of time. I think I was able to get the new cover cut out, sewn, and back on my ironing board in 30 minutes.
Now I can admire my beautiful ironing board. I consider it art, since it spends so much more time hanging up on the wall than actually being used.

Ah yes, the Art of Ironing. There is an Iron Age, why not Iron Art?

(Feel free to groan now).


'Melissa Cleo' said...

Loving the wit and pun! I actually think I might be able to do this one!

All Natural Mama said...

Love that fabric! :-)

Rachel said...

Cute! I love the new cover!!