Ironing Board Dilemma – Solved!

 What to do, 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. 

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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


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?

26 thoughts on “Ironing Board Dilemma – Solved!

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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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