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2.23.2010

Laundry Board Hanger Tutorial

{Wash, Dry, Press, Fold, Repeat}
Please tell me I'm not the ONLY one who feels this way about laundry!?
bleeek!



So, now that I've gotten a handle on the laundry room, I wanted to actually GET the supplies that go in there. 
Yes... I didn't have an iorn, till about 2 weeks ago. haha. Don't judge.
(if you're wondering how I got along... let's just say that a large towel on the kitchen island works WONDERS!)
K... so I was out to find an ironing board... easy peezy right?
WRONG. I was DYING... have you LOOKED for a cute ironing board lately? Almost impossible.
I snagged up the $18 board complete with ugly cover at Walmart and thought... that...that was that.
I was a little peeved that I had spent ALL this time on a "cute" laundry room, and now I was gonna hang up an ugly huge ironing board... WITH a massive ironing board holder that stuck out about 6 inches from the wall!?!?
Uhhhh... no.
I was on the hunt. I looked a couple of places for a great ironing board cover, and almost gave up. And then... I went into to Tuesday Morning. It was my first time in their stores, and I was IMPRESSED! They have some AWESOME stuff at amazing deals!
I found this beauty of a cover, for under $9!!! woo hoo!
Problem solved.
Almost...


Now, I had the "how to hang it problem"
I don't think that this option is bad, by any means...
And by the way, the one at MY Walmart, wasn't even THIS good....


but I just didn't want all the "stuff" out. I'm pretty OCD like that. lol. I wanted it to look... like part of the decor, and less like... a laundry room.
I know, I know. It's weird.

So here's how I did it.

Oh... you want a tutorial...... Mmmkay!



First I got a piece of scrap board that we had left over from another project that we did HERE.

Painted it white...


Sanded the edges... and because I was bein' lazy, and didn't want to pull out the whole glaze mess... just to do this itty bitty board's edges, to get a distressed look, I whipped out the Distress Ink, that I use to make cards and such. lol.
It TOTALLY works. And is SO easy!
Just ran the ink pad on the edges, where I exposed the sanded wood, smugged it with my thumb a bit, and wa-la! Glazed look, without the pain of mixing glaze!


My last step was a coat of this clear spray.


I bought these simple hooks at Walmart... for I think... $2.00 a piece, and had the hubby drill them on the board.


Like this!


Added some vinyl, to remind me of what I SHOULD be doing, instead of blogging...
and there you have it! :)
A simple, fast, easy, fashionable way to hang your new cutely covered ironing board!





55 comments:

  1. so cute it almost makes me want to iron.

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  2. maybe this will remind me to do it!!??

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  3. Very cute! Did you use the Cricut for your words? I love the Cricut but I've been too creative with it yet. ... Love your blog!! I came over from "Someday Crafts".

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  4. so hoping to win one of these because I'm so doing this project. I snagged my ironing board (sans pretty cover) from the side of the road - someone was throwing it away, haha! Perfectly good! But I've been stuck looking for a cute cover and how to hang it. Now I know. You've got the best ideas girlie!

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  5. I wish doing the laundry was as simple as saying those five words!
    kmvt18@gmail.com

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  6. Oh, so cute! Laundry & dishes are the worst because even when they're finished, they're never done!

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  7. Love it!! I was just looking at the same thing at Wal Mart and was not loving it, I am SO copying this one!!
    Thanks Shelley, oh and would love the vinyl too! lol :)

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  8. Love this idea! My laundry room is ready for a makeover and I must add this project to that list. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love it! Great idea. My ironing board leans against the wall right now!

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  10. Lovin' it!

    BTW: What kind of glaze do you usually use on the sign edge? And how would you apply it?

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  11. You're a breath of fresh air and not just because of your vinyl and clever home decor ideas! Love ya girl!

    Jess
    jessica.lashelle@gmail.com

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  12. you already know I think you rock... :) Good job on getting in with someday crafts. :) Enter me in too!

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  13. That is so cute. I want to totally copy it. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Leanne
    leanne.poduska@yahoo.com

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  14. I just found you on someday crafts and I officially looked through EVERY post from your beginnings! I know, too much time on my hands... You are awesome! I love your personality and of course your decor! It's fresh and bright and happy. I'm with you on the browns, reds, creams being my comfort zone but every time I see a house in the blues, yellows, greens, and creams I fall in love. Thanks for your inspiration!

    - Andie

    ps- I have a 2 year old that we call Jocey (Jocelyn) and my husband is Case (Casey). haha

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  15. Another super cute laundry room idea! I want to win so I can copy your idea! Love your vinyl...I need to get thinking on what I can custom order...thinking chandeliers and crowns.

    Natalie

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  16. Oh my Gosh, that is ONE lovely way to store the dreaded ironing board! (Mine is just standing here, folded in my kitchen duh)! LOVE your blog, which I just found.

    Hugs ♥

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  17. What a great idea! I will definitely have to do this!

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  18. See now you know why you are my go to gal...love your stuff you are so dang creative. Wish I would have gotten that gene.

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  19. Love the crisp decorating ideas.

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  20. Love it! SO cute and organized! You make me want to clean and organize!

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  21. laundry room decor is so cute! It looks great.
    thanks for commenting about my media center. So glad that part is done. I actually designed everything around that clock! :)
    gail

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  22. laundry room decor is so cute! It looks great.
    thanks for commenting about my media center. So glad that part is done. I actually designed everything around that clock! :)
    gail

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  23. So darling! I wish that I had a laundry room to cutisfy. I have a closet. All I want to do is shut as quicly as possible!

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  24. Super cute! If I don't win can I buy the vinyl from you? I'm serious, e-mail me, I love this idea!

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  25. Hi! I just found your blog through Creations by Kara. Your ironing board idea is really cute, and I'd like to win one of the decals. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. What a very smart home for the ironing board!!

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  27. What a cute idea! I really now need to go to Tuesday Morning and look for that cover...never thought of going there for one before. I LOVE the hook you made.

    And yes...I feel like I am doing endless laundry.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    =)melanie
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  28. Great idea! I am so copying this in my new laundry room!

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  29. I am in need of a new ironing board, and when I find one, I am totally copying this idea. Pure genius-love it!!

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  30. I love this! I really wanted to copy it but then thought I couldn't because I don't have vinyl. Then an unexpected surprise at the end where I could win the vinyl! So exciting! my email is cecoakley@gmail.com

    Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win!!

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  31. I really like this idea for storing the ironing board. My husband and I almost had heartattacks the other day when mine fell over and made a huge crashing sound! Great job!

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  32. Love that ironing board holder...very nice.

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  33. GREAT IDEA!!!!!I WOULD LOVE THIS!!
    CHNFIER99@HOTMAIL.COM

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  34. Yeah, I need one of those. And I need to feature this on my blog!!

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  35. That is just too cute!! So much better than anything in the stores by a million miles. And I can't believe that it's being held on the wall by Command Hooks!!

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  36. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  37. Hi. I love what you did to your laundry room. You inspired me to do mine. I googled improvements for laundry room and I found the video for Studio 5. (You were so cute by the way). :) I have incorporated alot of your ideas. I do have a problem, though. You bought your ironing board from Walmart as well as your hooks. I have done the same but my ironing board does not fit on the hooks. Does yours? I know all are not the same, just wondering if you have that same problem? It would fit if I put pressure on it, but then scrapes as I pull it away. Not interested in scratching up my legs of my board even more than I already have. Any ideas? You are more crafty than me? Thanks.

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  38. i shared this on my blog :)
    a-ruffle-in-time.com

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  39. I am inlove with your home! You should go to the Nate Berkus website and s=enter teh House Proud...maybe you could get some national coverage! I am a new homeowner and always thought I had to decorate in the "tuscan" style...cause that's what my mom did. I've recently been turned onto blogs and am LOVING what I see. I want your laundry room. :-P I told my husband that is my next project. Any tips or advice??? Visit my blog please! :) Have a blessed day!

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  40. *gasp* I LOVE this!!! I put in a search ironing board blogspot and came across this! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this, I can't WAIT to do it!!!

    I'm a new follower, please follow me also!

    http://www.craigslistqueen.blogspot.com

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  41. Just pinned this--totally need one in my garage!

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  42. What font did you use? This is super cute!!! I already have everything to make one :)

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  43. I made one and a clothespin missing sock board, too: see mine
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  44. This was a great inspiration! Because mine is in my craft room vs. a laundry room, I put "press on" on it. I love not having my ironing board on the floor anymore. Thanks for the great idea!

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  45. The new seafoam edition is amazing!

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  46. Wow it is so good and easy to use and doesn't take much space.

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  47. Love this project! I see the board is 21" long but how tall is it? Thanks!

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  48. The word is not wa-la; it's "voila."

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