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Always wanted a wall mounted ironing board but found them too expensive! (when I hate ironing that is).

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.


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 Wall Mount Ironing Board:

Over the Door Ironing board (I went for the cheapest!)

1/2” plastic spacers

3” screws for studs or heavy duty drywall anchors


Metal Bit

How Do You Make a Secret Ironing Board?


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.



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.



The spacers give 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!



What do you say? The best fold down ironing board you’ve seen? Well, probably not the best but the cheapest!

There are other options like this Wall mounted Ironing Board Cabinet but it doesn’t come cheap. I like the DIY option better because you can adapt it to your space.

In this video you can see “How to make your own Wall Mounted Ironing Board for less than $20”

So if you’re wondering… Can I make my own Hidden Ironing Board? The answer is Yes! Even if not thinking about the budget, making a custom one can be much more convenient. Especially if you don’t have a big space or it is a bit quirky.

Click here to see the shelf with hidden door

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  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 😀

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!}

  9. 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.

  10. This is a GREAT idea! We just moved into a new house with no room for an ironing board in the laundry room, and using the over-the-door model on the door would be awkward in this room. Thanks for this!

  11. Awesome idea! Could you provide some extra details for those of us that are DIY challenged? I’d like to know what size drill bit you used and what size nail, also where exactly are the wholes placed (inches from the bottom/top? Thanks for any help!

  12. OMG THANK YOU! This is exactly what I’ve been trying to figure out…how to do something like this. After typing in “how to hang door hang ironing board onto wall “into google there you were LOL.

  13. Thank you, thanks you, thank you.
    I’d been looking for a wall ironing board for under $100. And I already had the old over the door ironing board bought at a garage sale for $5. It even already had holes drilled in the frame.
    $2 worth of hardware, and an $8 wall mounted iron holder and I’m totally in business. Aresome!!

  14. Love it…I am currently completing the laundry room for my Queen on the second floor of our house as to make it much easier on her physically to do the laundry. In order to make the laundry room complete, I needed to hand a ironing board from the wall, but OMG; the prices for wall mounted ironing boards are out of control?! who would pay that much for a wall mount ironing board. I just want to say “Thank you soooooooo much” for this tutorial. It has made my Queen and I very excited to complete her laundry room even more now that we have your plans on deck…thanks again and keep up the good work.

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