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Thread: My New Ironing Cabinet ...Really!

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    Junior Member cheriami's Avatar
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    My New Ironing Cabinet ...Really!

    Inspired by a picture I saw of a dresser under a "Big Board" my husband found a china hutch and just used the bottom to create an ironing board the cat can't tip over. Love the extra storage!
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    What a clever idea! It is gorgeous and now you have extra storage space! Lets see little kitty tip this over!!!!
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    Very clever! Never seem to have enough storage!

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    Nice! You know your iron won't get knocked off that whopper!
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    Very clever!! Extra storage is good!!!
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    Want to know what's funny? I have one almost exactly like that I'm trying to get rid of! I thought it would be perfect for a cutting table, but it's a bit too low. But you're right... the cat can't knock it over!! Congrats on your great find. And nope, can't have too much storage.
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    Love it! Great find!
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    Great set up....enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Want to know what's funny? I have one almost exactly like that I'm trying to get rid of! I thought it would be perfect for a cutting table, but it's a bit too low. But you're right... the cat can't knock it over!! Congrats on your great find. And nope, can't have too much storage.
    What is the possibality of setting it up on a platform high enought to bring the cabinet up to the right level.

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    I own that very same china hutch & it's sit'n in my breeze way! wonder how my hubby would feel about lug'n it down 2 the basement for me lololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Want to know what's funny? I have one almost exactly like that I'm trying to get rid of! I thought it would be perfect for a cutting table, but it's a bit too low. But you're right... the cat can't knock it over!! Congrats on your great find. And nope, can't have too much storage.
    Or adding feet to the bottom? I found some cute bun feet at the home improvement store...
    I must be shorter than you. This cabinet was the exact height I had my ironing board set at.

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    Fabulous! I'm also on the hunt for something to put my big ironing board on top of once I move...I'm thinking either a taller cabinet like that or some garage shelves... It isn't going to go on top of the ironing board anymore.

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    Don't you love it?! I had my BF do a similar thing with a dresser that I'd used for my girls when they were babies. It had a changing table type thing on top. Now the dressers are too small to be of much use for their much larger clothing but they work great for FQ's and miscellaneous inter-facing, etc.

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    Great idea and for all the right reasons.

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    Great idea!

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    Its Awesome!

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    Awesome!!!

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    I wouldn't mind having one of those myself!!!

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    Really nice, great find!

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    What a wonderful idea! I have an unused china cabinet. Guess what I will have my husband work on? Thanks for sharing, Linda

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    Great idea!! My dh is always coming up with things to help me out, too. I love this idea because of the storage...
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    What a great idea!

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    What a great idea - love the extra storage you got from it.

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    I love it! Wonder if I could use the one in my dinning room?
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    Hey, Mary Ann, can't you just put a board under the feet of the dresser and raise the lovely cabinet to the proper height? I wouldn't want to get rid of that pretty piece of furniture and the stuff you could store in it.

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