Ironing boardIroning is not my thing. In fact, I hate ironing. I realize that hate is a very strong word, but I strongly dislike ironing. As in, dislike with a passion, so pretty much we're back where I started which is that I hate ironing. Perhaps that is why I have never once looked at an ironing board without disdain, that is until now. Clever people around the world are turning ironing boards into something other than torturing devices for those of us who would rather wear wrinkled clothes than spend time pressing garments.

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You are not going to believe these five clever uses for an old ironing board. You might be so inspired by them that you give up ironing all together just to make one of these upcycled ironing board projects.

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Welcome board 1

Welcome board

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Why roll out the welcome mat, when you can just put out a welcome board. If you happen to have a wooden ironing board, you can use this simple tutorial to create your own ironing board sign and it can even say, "Go away!" if you want it to.

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Peg board 2

Peg board

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Isn't this delightfully usually? The tutorial for this peg board suggests making it vertical if you have limited wall space.

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Yard art 3

Yard art

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Add a bit of whimsy to your garden with yard art fashioned out of an ironing board.

 

Buffet bar 4

Buffet bar

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Deck the halls 5

Deck the halls

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I'm sorry, but this is such a clever use of an ironing board that I wish it were the Christmas season right now. You too can make your own Christmas tree festooned with lights out of an ironing board. I love it because it works as a magnetic board for all your holiday cards. Brilliant!