For years now I’ve kept our ironing board in the tiny hall closet, wedged between the door and the shelves. As soon as you would open the door the ironing board would hurl itself at you, eager to be needed. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for the ironing board I usually just caught it, got what I needed, and stuffed it back in. Now that the laundry room is finally complete I feel like I need to give the board a permanent home.
Honestly, ironing board wall hangers aren’t expensive in the store and making one yourself only costs slightly less. I think the DIY versions are way better looking though, and SO easy to make. (So easy that you probably don’t even need a tutorial after seeing that first picture.)
I started off with a scrap piece of 1×6. You can get creative with this and use whatever you want, but make sure it over at least 17 inches wide. You want to be able to screw each side into a stud, and in most homes studs are 16 inches apart.
Next I taped off a simple design using painters tape.
Here is the trick to getting crisp lines…paint over the area with the base color before using the design color. This seals the tape lines and keeps paint from seeping under the tape.
Then peel off your tape (do this before the paint dries.)
Next add your hooks, just make sure the hook is deep enough to hold the ironing board legs. I got these at Home Depot for about $4 a piece.
Then screw it into your wall…
And cover the screw heads with spackle and paint. Done!
And just so you know, this is in no way an original idea…you find them all over pinterest. Here are a few others…
After looking those other pictures I’m now acutely aware that I have a hideous cover on my board. And that my hanger is lacking instructions on what exactly you’re supposed to do in a laundry room. Ah pinterest, you beautiful monster. Perhaps I should add the words “wash. dry. ignore giant pile of clean laundry and rummage through it as needed.” to my hanger.