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    Lightbulb Sharing my new ironing center

    I finally got this done! It's made similar to my cutting table. I made a base with wheels and put some of my jetmax cubes on it for storage. I finally got the trim on the bottom of both-it really looks a lot better with the painted trim. I'm keeping all of the stuff I use a lot to iron in one of the drawers (the rest are miscellaneous junk I need to go through-eventually I'm hoping to keep fat quarters that aren't in sets in them). The white thing is a hair dryer/curling iron holder that I had in my bathroom but our new bathroom counter isn't big enough for it. I have a power strip to plug in my iron and there's a jar of scraps plus a jug of distilled water in there, along with my spray bottle and magic sizing. I can also fit my iron in there when I'm not using it. I'm sure I'll move things around and add things as I go when I decide what I need there. The top is plywood that is painted (it's actually cut from my old craft room desk) and I put a layer of insulated batting on it, and then the twill fabric topper. I used a casing with elastic so I can remove it for washing if needed.

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    Also the top is a "floating top" type of thing. It's not secured down but there's a frame of wood on it to keep it from sliding on the base.

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    Love these ideas. and love your colors.

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    Wow...........you did good girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Great work on this. You really focused on functionality....

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    it looks great Gale. Very nice and orderly.

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    That is sew nice!
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    Nice job on your ironing table -- The only additional thing I would do is move it a little away from the wall so when you iron long pieces of fabric it can go behind the board. Love all your storage!

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    Very nice - - thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    Nice job on your ironing table -- The only additional thing I would do is move it a little away from the wall so when you iron long pieces of fabric it can go behind the board. Love all your storage!
    It's on wheels so I can easily move it away when I need to. The wheels lock so wherever I want it, it will stay.

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    What a great idea! They're awesome.

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    Thanks for sharing! Really nice, neat, and pretty!
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    Very nice! It almost makes me want to press - almost!
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    Love it, love it. Practical & pretty too !! Just what a lady likes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by callen View Post
    love it, love it. Practical & pretty too !! Just what a lady likes.
    ditto..................
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    Okay, now that is just fabulous!! You can come and organize my stuff whenever you want...

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    I love it - great job!

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    It looks very nice.
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    wow this is really nice, I'd copy you, but no room in my sewing area

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    I love it. Is that just an old dresser?

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    Wow. Between this and the cutting table, you are really getting organized. Great use of all those cubes.

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    Very nice & so handy with storage. I wish I had the room to do this.

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    Your good girl, keep up the good work. If I had any room I would be making one. but we have 1100 SQ FT crammed full and my sewing quilting area is 4-5 sq ft. But I loved seeing how clever you are and will save for ideas should i get more room.

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    Adorable! So very functional!
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    I love it. I have been thinking of doing something similar. I just haven't found the right cabinet yet.

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