A New Life for a Old Ironing Board

With a narrow profile, a vintage ironing board makes for the perfect side table in an awkward corner or small space. Here are some examples spotted recently:

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Above: A wood ironing board as plant stand in Paris; via Habitat Kid.

Above: A whitewashed wood ironing board from Vintage Farm Furnishings.

Above: A Vintage Toy Ironing Board as plant stand; $32 from Oh Albatross on Etsy.

For more ideas on incorporating vintage pieces into your home, check out Remodelista‘s posts Kitchen Island Made from Carpenter’s Workbench and Vintage Crate Shelving.

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susan k.
susan k.2 years ago


Mary B.
Mary B.2 years ago

I use the metel mesh kind outside in the summer as a place to put anything that needs to drain and drip dry after washing off, like silk flower arrangments, various things that can be hosed down, and of course potted plants.

Kelly Rogers
Kelly Rogers3 years ago


Miranda Parkinson

Gosh so effective!

Elizabeth O.
.3 years ago

Useful ideas.

NO ANY FW to me Rumbak
Ana R3 years ago


Marie W.
Marie W.3 years ago

Can't find ironing boards anymore.

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim3 years ago

Wow, nice!

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.3 years ago

Thanks. I have an old wood one in my garden: )

Michele Wilkinson

Interesting ideas.