was a sofa table that I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago. It is a simple Shaker style pine table that I used behind my couch before I bought my house. The layout of my living room now does not allow for positioning a sofa in the middle of the room so the table was banished to the basement. Truthfully, I have been using it as a work table and had my boxes of nails, screws, etc. piled on top of it.
I saw a post on Sew Many Ways and thought Karen had a great idea. The table is the perfect height to use as an ironing station, is wider than a regular ironing board and because it is a rectangle, much more efficient when ironing quilt tops or large pieces of fabric. I picked up some ironing board cloth at Joann’s with a 50% off coupon, dug some scrap cotton batting out of a big plastic container and loaded up the staple gun.
As you can see, I needed to “boost” the table up a bit to a comfortable ironing height. That was easily accomplished with some bed risers I had in the storage closet. And wouldn’t it have been a good idea to trim the edges nicely?!
Actual time to make the ironing table was only about 30 minutes. My kind of project – cheap and fast!