Ironing Board Dilemma – Solved!

August 29, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my Ironing Board Quandary. I was looking for a way to finish it off that would go well in our Guest/Game/Craft room.   Well, I figured it out and it looks great!  Thanks to everyone who left a helpful comment or gave me advice as to what to do with this oak wall mounted ironing board.    What did I decide to do you ask?  Mod Podge! 
DSC_0136_thumb%5B2%5D[1] Remember the before?  Plain unfinished oak.

Mod Podge Ironing Boarde Here’s a peek at the after.

Finished Ironing Board Frame I started by painting the frame with my favorite black, Behr’s Black Suede.  Then, I put a coat of Minwax Wipe On Poly on the whole thing. 

Favorite Products!
Mod Podge I printed out some gorgeous vintage maps from The Graphics Fairy.   Karen of The Graphics Fairy offers beautiful, free vintage clip art images.  Go check her out!  I arranged them on the center of the door panel and Mod Podged them on.

brayer These were pretty large images, so I used a brayer to roll out all of the air bubbles.  When it was dry, I put a coat of Mod Podge over the whole thing.

DSC_0234 It looks amazing hung next to our large National Geographic Map

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DSC_0225 You really can’t tell that it’s an ironing board when you look at it.

DSC_0224 But, I swear it really is!

DSC_0229 Who says ironing is an ugly job?

I’m participating in the Mod Podge Challenge over at
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and I’ll be linking up to the following great blogs:  The Girl Creative, Between Naps on the Porch and Today’s Creative Blog.

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26 comments:

  1. I love this! How far does it stick out from the wall? and it came from Lowe's?

    thanks!

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  2. Wow it looks so thin! Yet it can fit an iron in there. I love this.

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  3. That's pretty genius hiding your ironing board right out in the open like that!! Looks great!

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  4. Wow!! That is seriously cool. I am so glad I suggested ModgePodge!!

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  5. Perfect solution!!! Looks fantastic!

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  6. Oooooh, I need one of those!!

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  7. What a wonderful and creative idea! It looks fantastic.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  8. Awesome job! You would never know what it was...

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  9. wow!!! that looks incredible!!! love it!

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  10. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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  11. Okay. So that was BRILLIANT! LOVE IT! ;-) Thanks for leaving me some blog love,you are sweet!

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  12. That is awesome! I love old maps, and that is very clever.

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  13. This is brilliant!! It looks so good, and I"ll definitely be checking out the Graphics Fairy!

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  14. I gasped out loud when I saw this in the thumbnails of the CSI project. Oh my gosh, Carolyn! It looks fantastic, I really love this idea more than any of the other boring ideas put together, lol. It looks perfect for the space.

    I would appreciate it if you would post your finished project to Help Me Wednesday, tomorrow! I'm sure my readers would love seeing this as inspiration.

    Take care, have a great day!
    -Ann Marie

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  15. Hot damn lady, that's a truly beautiful remake. If I wasn't in a rental I'd dress up mine like that! Lovely!

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  16. i LOVE this darling idea! the map is so clever:)
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  17. How ingenious is that? So clever and I have just added this to my check list of projects I want to tackle.

    It turned out great!

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  18. I HATE looking at my ironing board in my craft room. This would be a cute fix!

    New Follower from the Wednesday linky party


    Carole
    http://frogbellysoup.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks again for linking to Help Me Wednesday! I really can't tell you how much I love how this turned out... But I will again! Love love love it, great idea. :D

    -Ann Marie

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  20. Love it Carolyn! I have the same cabinet in my laundry room. Hmmm, maybe it's time to add a little something to it!

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  21. Saw your link over at The Girl Creative and the maps of London immediately caught my eye. Then I clicked and saw what you'd done with them and I was amazed! That looks like something you'd find in a fancy catalog for hundreds of dollars. It's gorgeous *and* functional! Thanks for pointing me in the direction of Graphics Fairy's images too because I've been wanting old maps of London but didn't think to look there. Your blog looks neat so I'm now a follower.

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  22. This is genius! I'm just thinking where I could put one inmy house! Pure genius.

    Well done!

    And thank you for the Graphics Fairy link.

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  23. What a fabulous idea! My sewing table is in the front room of my house(no other option) and the iron storage issue always annoys me!

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  24. Great idea...think it would be nice to go ahead and paint the inside as well...either the "frame" color used on the exposed area or to match the wall color.

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