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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Pretty Storage Solution for an Iron and Ironing Board

I tried to make the most of the small space our pantry/utility room offered by adding storage wherever I could. The wall where our pantry closet is located is a mere 2 feet wide. It seemed perfect for a ironing board/iron storage solution.

I also have a second cover for when the first one is in the wash. 

None of the ready made options appealed to me. A quick spin on Pinterest showed attractive ways to hang an ironing board but what about the iron? 
                                                  Laundry Room Organizational Ideas love this!!!/ with vintage linen cover for board?
So I headed to Hobby Lobby for a bit of inspiration. I spied this shelf that I thought could do double duty. With a coupon I took it home for under $10.

Mr. Decor removed the center hook with a simple hack saw. I then applied 3 coats of white spray paint. We attached it to the wall with wall anchors and screws. The silicone iron rest pad protects the painted surface if the iron is still warm when it is put away. I found this one at T J Maxx for $3.99. The green ironing board cover shown above came from HomeGoods. The aqua and yellow medallion version was purchased at At Home. 

Tomorrow I will share our drying rack solution.
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Kelley said...

Adorbs... and so VERY simply elegant. You and Mr. Décor are at it again!

Hugs and happy highways,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, what a great idea.

Linda said...

Love this idea! Lovely : )

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love it!!

Christine said...

It should never surprise me, your creativity!
No wonder you aced all your classes!!!!!!

Catherine Holman said...

Thanks for the tip! I've been trying to come up with a solution to this problem for a while.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

How creative of you! I have a built in ironing board but there is no storage place for the iron. You have set my creative juices flowing!

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère amie,

Quelle riche idée pour gagner de la place effectivement ! Merci pour le partage.

💜Gros bisous ☼

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow, Laura! How awesome is that! I just love it and aren't you clever! I think mine needs a little re-do! Must say, I try not to see it often!

Jill Cooper said...

Great idea and I've read your posts since this one. Wish mine wasn't in our unfinished garage utility room. So many spider webs and stuff in there that I just don't do anything but store things that won't be messed up by them. No room in the house for the washer/dryer but one day I may just re-do that room in the garage completely!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the idea! My ironing board is in my home office as I don't have a laundry room and I've been looking for ideas to still make it pretty!

lynn cockrell said...

You are so smart, Laura! That is the prettiest iron and ironing board storage idea I have ever seen!