A few years ago I upcycled a plywood board that was used for delivering an irrigation pump. Not only was it the perfect size for a portable ironing board, it only needed two small holes plugged to ready it for its next purpose.
A new re-cover was long over due, so I got supplies ready and chose some pretty fabric for the top. Since winter is on the way, I decided to use a stylish pink, orange and white fabric to help brighten my space on darker days. Of course, this lovely print will do all year around.
The next step was to sew an approximate half inch seam along each edge.
Next, I removed the staples and took off the old top. I expected to see stained batting, but since I’ve stopped using a leaky iron it was still like new; I didn’t have to replace it (I did add an extra layer though).
After pressing my cover, my husband stapled on the batting then the fabric cover. After several staples and about ten minutes, I had a finished ironing board.
It’s so cheery!
To date, I have re-covered this board four times and each time it gives my sewing room a refreshed look. And it’s functional too. 😉
For more information on my exact process, here’s the blog post tutorial.
Note: I am not endorsed by any product I have photographed in this post; they are items I like, use and wanted to share information on.