Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ironing Station or Decoration? We Recycled a Cabinet Door into an Ironing Station

I wanted a way to store my ironing board and iron in the laundry room and still have it be a decorative piece as well.  This is what we came up with.

We had two cabinet doors from the master bathroom remodel that we saved because we knew we'd eventually need them for something and we did!  We took one of the doors and painted, stained, added trim, hooks and a shelf on top for the iron.  The paint/stain combo matches the other cabinets in the room.  You can read more about how we made those HERE.
I needed the ironing station to be beautiful as well, so I hit Etsy in search of an ironing board cover that matched my decor. RED! I love red and it is my accent color in the laundry room.  I found my ironing board cover at a little shop called Compelled to Craft.  Paula's work looked lovely so I picked her! I'd also seen the little iron cord wraps but she didn't offer them.  I asked her nicely and she so sweetly helped me out and made me one.  She also added in a swatch of the same fabric for me to cover the light switch cover too. Coolness!
To add the double robe hooks we simply laid the ironing board down on the cabinet door and measured where it would fit best and marked the spot with an awl, added the hooks and then the shelf.  I apologize for us not getting pictures of the shelf being added.  What we did was take a piece of 1 by we had laying in the scrap bin and cut it to size and added trim at the top to finish it off.
My honey drilled two holes in the back of the station for hanging.  After the hooks and shelf was added we were ready to hang it or should I say display it?    First, you choose the wall where you want the ironing station to live.  Second, you get a line drawn and the place for the holes marked with a level. Third, you drill the holes for the wall anchors, add anchors and then screws. Forth, you hang it! Easy as that!
Here's a little closer look at the cord wrap and the beautiful fabric.  Please go see Paula at her Etsy shop and I'm sure she'll be able to fix you up with an ironing board cover to fit your decor too! THANKS Again Paula!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. I love the ironing cord cover. That would be a great stash busting project! I love your new ironing station.

  2. girl your making me want to redecorate my decorated it

  3. What a clever idea! Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Looks great anad the wall color is lovely!

  5. You know, I might be inspired to iron if I had that hanging in my laundry room.

    I love your pop of color and your use of the old cabinet door was inspired. I've made chalkboards and signs out of some old cabinet doors, but I like your thinking. I may make some hanging racks from some door fronts I have.

    Thanks for inspiring me.

    Atta Girl Amy


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