Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Help! An Informal Survey

I have been thinking lately about getting a new ironing board.  Wanna see why?  Take a look...

 Because while it looks okay from the top, with a new-ish cover from Target (Must be at least the 7th or 8th one), the rest of it is pretty ugly.
                           Rust and dust and yucky stuff...
                             Even the feet look pretty worn and dirty...
And where the legs join is gross too.  Now you might think all this is just cosmetic, but this ironing board was bought in 1978 in a Sears catalog store in Columbia Missouri.  We weren't even married then and my then future husband was getting his undergrad degree.  This ironing board bangs and pops quite a bit when the hot steam hits it.  I am also not a great fan of the legs/feet on this model.  So, here is where I need some help.  I went on line to research ironing boards and came away more confused than ever.  Answer me these questions:
1. Do you love, or even like your ironing board?
2. Where did you purchase it?
3.Would you recommend it to someone else?
I am serious here people...the on line reviews have been less than helpful, so I am turning to you, my followers for help.
Step up and speak up.  Can't wait to see what you all have to say on this.
Happy Wednesday!


  1. Sorry, I can't help, mine was a wedding shower gift in 1973. It looks almost the same as yours, but is that seventies orange. :) Please let us know what you end up with, because I know a new one is in my future.

  2. I'm not going to be much help either since I'm using the one I purchased in 1971. Because I knew I would be using it a lot, I got the best one available... my then husband thought I was being ridiculous... but the board lasted longer than the marriage.

    The ironing board is very sturdy and chrome rather than painted. It's "adjustable height" so I have it on the left side of my sewing table, making a "L" shape, and the board provides extra fabric support. Also, I can just turn in my chair to press.

  3. if your up for a DIY and have the room I recomend this one. http://www.quiltmonstercloset.com/

    1. The DIY is nice, but too big for me and my goal is to get rid of the current one altogether. But I do have a question...How does lots of steam affect the wood over the long run? I don't want to do this again in 5 years.

  4. Parece brincadeira...35 anos uma tábua??Eu tenho umas quatro no lixo,ferrugem,balanço etc...Agora com o quarto de costura tenho de alvenaria,e uma pequena do lado da máquina.Uso como tábua também um gabinete de cantor de pedal.Sugestão:dê uma boa limpeza e lixada,jogue uma tinta e pronto vai durar mais 35 anos.Beijo

  5. Mine has the same problem but I just ignore it. One day it will just collapse, I'm sure. For quilting I'd like to make a small one on a TV tray, there are a few tutorials around.


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