Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures > Mission: Organization
Ironing surface from baby changing table >

Ironing surface from baby changing table

Ironing surface from baby changing table

Old 10-11-2022, 03:33 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Dakotas
Posts: 2,874
Default Ironing surface from baby changing table

The rectangle board over my ironing board had developed a slight “sag” so I needed new. I got a baby changing table (garage sale) and “Handy Hubby” helped me convert it to a new ironing station. Covered a piece of plywood with padding & several layers of wool then stapled on a cover of ticking. We used “L” brackets & attached top to table. He attached a small surface (stained to match) to right side for iron to rest on a silicone mat. Now I have 2 shelves below. Yippee ! All I bought was the plywood. There was no price on the baby table & young Mom said it was free. I shoved $$ at her but she absolutely wouldn’t take it. It was given to her 2nd hand & she was done with it.
tranum is offline  
Old 10-11-2022, 04:19 AM
Super Member
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 4,334

Great score on the table. It is nice to have a large surface for ironing. I use a 24x48 work-bench in my sewing room and made a similar ironing station.
Rhonda K is offline  
Old 10-19-2022, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
laughingquilter's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 993

That's exactly what I did to make my ironing surface. It had edges on three sides and I'd originally thought to take them off but I'm fairly tall and opted to leave them on. Now, not only do I have the space from the three drawers below, but the space between my ironing "board" and the top of the dresser is perfect storage for my light box. I love it and I'm sure you're going to love yours as well. Enjoy!
laughingquilter is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter