Ironing Board Holder {DIY}


This hasn't been the best month for us.  I swear ever since the 5th grade when I broke my wrist in P.E. on Valentine's Day (and missed the party) I've been cursed around this time of year.  All three of us have been sick.  Even Bocce seems to have a cold, or allergies, or something?  Poor Olivia has been sick twice.  To top it all off, our garage door broke down and I had to have some unexpected repairs done on my car.  I'll be really glad when this month is over.

Despite all of this, I've been making slow and steady progress in the laundry room.  I wanted to make an ironing board holder to show off our pretty ironing board cover.

I started out with a small cabinet door that I got for $1 at ReStore and primed and painted it white.
 I got two of these coat hooks in a nickel finish for about $3 each at Home Depot.


I used a level to make sure that I was lining up the hooks evenly.  Then I attached them to the door.  I also used the level to mark where I was going to drill the holes to attach it to the wall.  Since there were no studs in the wall where I was attaching it, I used toggle bolts.


Then, I painted over the toggle bolt heads so that they weren't so obvious.
I also made sure that I put the toggle bolts where they would be covered by the ironing board.  You could also counter sink your holes, but I have yet to get a countersink drill bit.  It doesn't bother me that they show because they'll be covered by the ironing board, which only gets used a couple of times a year anyway. :)
Sorry about the poor photo quality.  There is no natural light in the laundry room and I'm having a difficult time getting good pictures in there.
This was a really easy project to do.  You could also use a longer door with more hooks to make an inexpensive coat rack that you can customize to any specific look that you want.

I'll be back with more updates on the laundry room soon.  I'm almost finished in here so I'm excited to show you all the details!

Thanks for reading today.  Have a good one!

Linking this project up to these great blogs:  Green Willow Pond, The New York Melrose Family

10 comments

  1. So clever! Love that ironing board detail, can't wait to see it all!

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  2. I have to do this for my ironing board one day too - such a good idea. Hope you're all feeling better & nothing else goes wrong! xo

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    1. Thanks LIzzie! March is just around the corner, thank goodness.

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  3. Awesome idea!! Right now we just have one of those cheap walmart special holders. I love this idea!

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    1. You can't beat ReStore for some great deals. Thanks Mandy!

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  4. Brilliant idea to use an old door and hooks! Thank you for sharing this and your pretty new chandelier at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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