Wall Mount Ironing Board For Cheap!

The chore of ironing, in my book, is a torturous one.  I purposely buy clothes that don’t need ironing.  A little spin in a hot dryer and I call my clothes ironed.  However, if one sews, which I occasionally like to pretend that I am good at, an iron is essential.  So when I was planning out my craft studio space I knew I needed an iron somewhere.  I had limited wall space (and budget!) so I had to get creative on where to position my iron.

wall-mounted-ironing-board

I thought about getting one of those inside the wall mounted drop-down ironing board cabinets that you see advertised on T.V.  However the cheapest I could find was $175 and on upwards to $415.  So I found an alternative!

Supplies:

Over the Door Ironing board (under $20 at Target)

1/2” plastic spacers

3” screws for studs or heavy duty drywall anchors

Drill

Metal Bit

1.  With the correct size bit (depending on the size of your screw) drill four holes through the metal frame.  You can do more if you want but 4 works fine for me.  I drilled two at the top and two in the bottom sides.

wall-mounted-ironing-board

 

2.  Thread the screw through the drilled hole and ironing board and into a 1/2” plastic spacer.  Then screw it into your wall.  If you can line it up near a stud – great!  If not, get some heavy duty drywall anchors.

plastic-spacers

drop-down-ironing-board

The spacers gives it just enough room to be able to press the release lever on the side and let the iron down without scraping your wall.  The best part is that it only sticks out of your wall 1 1/2” inches.  This is totally doable in a closet, small hallway, laundry room or CRAFT STUDIO!

hidden-ironing-board

iron

What, you say? Oh you don’t want to be able to see it? You want it hidden? Hmmmm….well…okay.

Click here to see the shelf with hidden door





  • http://www.creationsbykara.com/ Kara

    Beckie, why do you have to be such a genius? I simply don’t have time to make all of the awesome projects that you keep coming up with. :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      HA! Thanks Kara. Just try a few of them {wink!}

  • http://busyascanbe.com Debbie

    Live it! Great idea!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks Debbie!

  • Ava

    Love this! I’ve been wanting a wall-mounted ironing board for some time. I hate taking down and putting up the ironing board, so it stays up in my room which is not the best look. I’m looking forward to seeing how you have hidden it.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Post on Monday. You will die!

  • Linda Southworth

    How many times have I looked at wall-mount ironing boards only to say I just can’t justify spending that much money. Currently I have my board up in my craft room taking up way too much space and looking like, well an iironing board! Functional but not pretty. So I can’t wait for your second installment showing how you hide this. I am all ears and ready to go!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      {Squuueeeaalll!} I can’t wait to show you on Monday.

  • Jen in Jersey (soon to be Texas)

    This is a great idea! On question though – where did you get the plastic spacers? They look like a specialty part. I can just see me walking into Home Depot and saying, “I need plastic spacers” and being led to an aisle full of them! :D

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      HA! They should be by the pegboard supply area. It is fairly common.

      • Jen in Jersey (soon to be Texas!)

        Thanks!

  • http://plumdoodles.com SheilaG @ Plum Doodles

    Brilliant! I’ve been known to throw my clothes back in the wash when I forget them in the dryer and they’re too wrinkly to fluff. But I do occasionally have to break down and iron something.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I am with you! My dryer is my iron.

  • http://www.featheredruffles.com melle@feathered ruffles

    hmm. options. my ironing board is going to be the DEATH of my poor iron. someone is ALWAYS bumping it and I’m scurrying to catch my precious.

    have been thinking about a table top board.

    and also turning a table top INTO a board….

    but nothing is just… doing it for me.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Welp maybe once I show you how I hid it you might be inspired – post on Monday.

      • http://www.featheredruffles.com melle@feathered ruffles

        Waiting impatiently. LOL… just what hubbs needs. another honey-build-me-this project. hahah :)

  • http://greenwillowpond.com Deborah

    This is totally awesome Becky! I can’t wait for the no-see-um version.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh….I can’t wait to show you.

  • http://dewdropgardens.blogspot.ca/ Debbie

    I have my ironing board beside my sewing machine…can’t imagine it anywhere else. But, I can see it like this on the wall it stands by, why didn’t I think of that? Duh, because I needed you to show me! This is perfect…thanks, Beckie! It’s just what I need!
    Debbie :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks Debbie for the compliment. Just wait until you see how I hid it. I am DYING to show you. I am working on the post right now. It should be most Monday morning. {squuueeealll!}

      • http://dewdropgardens.blogspot.ca/ Debbie

        When you squeal like that, I know it must be good! Can’t wait! lol

  • Julie

    Might just be me, but I’ve viewed a few of your posts today and there is an annoying “toys r us” ad that blocks the opening paragraph!! Just thought I’d let you know.

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      I just figured that out and got rid of it, thanks for letting me know Julie. It is annoying!