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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Great Coverup . . . . .

Sinta and Sherri have thrown down the gauntlet again.  Besides the new LePetit (a year of small projects), they have challenged us to cover up those less-than-beautiful ironing boards.  Here is mine . . . . .

The beautiful BEFORE picture



With the hole that was all the way through to the foam underneath . . . . .


Here is the base.  I received this board as a "gift" from my college roommate.  ie: she didn't want to take it home when she graduated so she left it for me.  And that was over 32 years ago!!!


I fused the hole shut over the foam . . . . .


Added another layer of batting on top of the old cover and foam . . . . .



And added one of my favorite Waverly home dec fabrics on top with a drawstring to keep it in place . . . .   This whole project cost me $ 0.00 and 2 hours of time.  What a deal !!


I had intended to spray paint the legs and add some new rubber feet.  But I figured I had spent enough time on this project that day and would get back to it later.  You know how that goes.


If you would like to join the Great Coverup, you have until Friday to get yours covered up and tell Sinta or Sherri.  No problem . . . . . you can do it !!


Blessings, Cathi
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9 comments:

Cheryl said...

How funny! I just replaced my ironing board cover upon my daughter's request. It was pretty ragged and burned as well. I cheated though and just went to the store and bought one! Not as nice as yours!

Sinta Renee said...

Wow, well, you can't say that it wasn't a great improvement!LOL NIce work... it's so pretty:)

Barb said...

Love your cover up. I have been taking my two ironing boards (one is a table topper) and the covers are so embarassing...and I just covered the table one about 2 years ago...hummmmm maybe when I return home I will do the cover up???

Carrie P. said...

Whoa, I do think it was time for a makeover. lol I did mine a couple years ago but I bought a cover.

Quilt Hollow said...

I can't imagine having had that iron board all those years only because all during our military moves in one way or another they would become mangled. What a treasure eh? LOL
I see a HUGE improvement and thank goodness you covered it before my visit! LOL

Leann said...

Smarty Pants!

Love the fabric. You make it all sound easy. I bought one:)

Leann

Béa said...

Wow, the new cover is very beautiful, it was really time...LOL

Carol said...

What a fantastic makeover!

Vicki said...

love it. I just recovered mine too.