I know that I am completely overdue in posting, but I assure you that I have a couple great tutorials in the works and a long list of super fun quilts to come. Today I just wanted to pop in and show a quick weekend project that you can do in about 2 hours.
Space in my studio is limited and as you know a regular ironing board tends to take up a lot of space. I have seen a few ironing station ideas on Pinterest so I thought I’d put my own together. IKEA here I come! I wanted a cart with some overhang for a ‘ironing board cover’. It also needed to be counter height or slightly higher since I’m standing 90% of the time I’m ironing. It also had to have storage space since that was the point of the entire thing and, of course, look good.
Here’s what I found:
Like? Me too! Literally the hardest part of this process is putting the darn thing together. I mean it is IKEA so there aren’t any words to the instructions. After the cart was assembled the rest was a breeze.
- 1 – 22″x 44″ cut of fabric (1/2 yard is just too small, but 5/8ths yard is just right.) I also pinked the ends to prevent fraying.
- 1 – 18″ x 44″ cut of 100% cotton batting. (I just used a remnant piece I had around).
- Duct Tape (shh this is the secret part)
- Spray Basting (just to hold things in place for taping, but 100% optional)
Ready, set, go!
- Place your batting on the top of the cart and spray bast down if you’d like. Trim edges.
- Place fabric on top of batting making sure to line up the pattern so it is straight.
- Tape down the underside using ‘mini’ hospital corners and duct tape. (hint: I used several small sections of tape instead of one long section. It allowed it to go together faster.)
Why are you taping and not gluing or stapling? I’m not sure about you, but I may have ‘accidents on my ironing board (…iron on T-shirt transfer incident of 2008 comes to mind) so I need the option to switch out my fabric on a whim. Plus I might get tired of the fabric I’ve chosen and want to spruce it up every so often.
Well there ya have it! Quick and Easy Ironing Station for under $120 incl. tax!
Fabric Used: Floral Navy of Woodland Springs by Dani for Riley Blake Designs