But, as a consolation prize I will show you the ingenious ironing board that my hubs built for me one Christmas. W have a really narrow laundry room that consists of one wall of cabinets over the appliances and one wall with a shelf and rod to hang clothes. No place for an ironing board. Yep, that is totally dirty laundry on the floor. I did laundry yesterday, this stuff multiplies like rabbits!
I do not want an ironing board set up in my bedroom and I am way too lazy to actually set it up and take it down every time I use it (Can you tell I don't iron much? That is what the clothes hanging rod is for, eliminate ironing, hang stuff up with it's warm. ;) ). I would love one of those pretty ones hidden in the cabinet, but let's be real who has $150 for that? So, my hubs took the cover from my college table top ironing board and went to work.
(accept for the whole maiming my child part). It is mounted in the 1/2 bath next to the laundry room. Oh, and the iron holder is from Ikea.
*EDIT: I asked my husband for a supply list for anyone who wanted to try to replicate it. He says...
I just made this up as I went along....
The screenshot has a good image. The hinge can be used as fence or shed door hinges. Print the picture and go to your local hardware store and you won't have trouble finding it.
Supplies: (most I had on hand)
$5 cheap small ironing board (i just bought it for the cover and cotton padding and discarded the metal frame)
1x12 (used the same piece for the ironing board and the square-with-rouded-corners base. (you could replace this with a thick piece of plywood)
2x4 - Just needed a small one, you can get one big enough for free at any construction site. This is the base that screws to the wall.
1x4 - I used this because the 2x4 wasn't quite thick enough and the ironing board would fall down
1x2 - I used this to make two runners by the hing. This is what keeps the ironing board level (otherwise the hing with just keep going down)
1 large Fence hinge
1 longer bolt and nut to use as a swivel (as I didn't buy an expense swivel bolt)
2 big sqare washers (about 1/8th inch thick. (Maybe the square washer is 1-1/2" x 1-1/2") Really it was just nice to have a filler that allows for turning for the space between the ironing board and the square-with-rouded-corners base. I had these big square things on hand.
5 1-1/2" lagg bolts for the hinge. - Mount it o to the wall, make sure that at least one row hits a stud.
2 1" bolts and nut - that hook the hinge to the square-with-rouded-corners base. Notice in the picture the nut is on the bottom.
5 3-1/2 " lagg screws to scre2 it to the wall.
4 square (i think 1/2" by 1/2") rubber feet - You can's see them, but I have 4 rubber feet that provide stability between the ironing board and the square-with-rouded-corners base.
8 washers - I used washers on the bolts with nuts and the lagg bolts.
A dab of grease.
I didn't completely tighten the bolt used as a swivel. Just snug enough you have to actually try to make the thing turn. I had a problem with the bolt loosening over time, so I actually used a clear glue to prevent that.
This was by no means under $5, but all the mounted ironing boards I found were $170 or more and I think I was around $30, but I did have some of it on hand. So I saved about $140 dollars.
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