Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TV Tray turned Ironing table

Since I started crafting in my new craft room I've been a little spoiled because all my tools are at my fingertips. The only time I need to leave (beside to eat and go to the bathroom) is to iron out some of my burlap in the back bedroom. My husband has been sweet to let me leave traces of burlap on the ironing board, which then leave traces of burlap on his dress shirts, but I felt bad so I started looking for other ironing table options, preferably one that could be closer to my sewing table. I turned to Pinterest (where else?) and found just what I was looking for...
A TV Tray turned ironing table. It was affordable and it can be set up and taken down with ease.
What you need:
*TV Tray (I got mine at Walmart for $8.00)
*Insul bright (JoAnn's fabric $3.00 for half yard)
*Fabric (Half yard $3.00)
*Staple Gun
First cut your fabric and Insul bright down to line up with the top of your tv tray. I put down 3 layers of the Insul bright then added the fabric to the top.
It's easiest to turn your tv table upside down to staple it into place so flip over the table and staple away or have your husband staple away while you take pictures.
Then flip your table over and try it out! Mine has already been put to work and I love it! Thanks Pinterest for the fabulous idea. Original tutorial found here.

Linking up with Katie and Steph today!
 

18 comments:

Married...with a Pup said...

I love this idea!! Such a good one. Thanks for sharing.

Kira said...

That is a great idea! My ironing board takes up so much room in my tiny sewing room that I can barely open the door and the latch is broken so it sometimes just randomly collapses. I should do this!

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

lovely idea! and super cute fabric!

kristyn said...

this is cute and fun! :) i just love chevron.

xo,
kristyn

Megan said...

What a great idea! I love that it's portable!

Betty said...

Love this idea!!

Tara said...

I wish you leaved closer friend! I'd call you over to craft my house and put together some of these DIYs in my head ha :) Love the table!

Katie said...

so so cute girl. This is a fabulous idea!! :) Thank you so much for linking up with us.

Bethany Small said...

This is so creative! It would be a perfect little apartment ironing table! So creative!

Bethany

www.thesmallwall.com

Raquel said...

Ah that is such a great idea! I did not want to have to buy a big ironing board for this little apartment!!! Thanks for the idea!

Melanie Montgomery said...

Such a great idea!

Miranda said...

i pinned this too and haven't done it...i so need to...great idea. i LOATHE dragging out my huge ironing board!

Carolyn said...

Such a genius idea!!!

Devon said...

Way to see something and actually do it. We don't have an ironing board, so now I'm thinking this is something I should consider.

Stephanie said...

Get out of town!! I LOVE this idea!! I always despise pulling my ironing board out to iron something small but this is PERFECT!! Now I just need a TV tray lol...

PS-so sorry I'm just now commenting...life has been CRAY these past few days!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

courtney said...

aww this is an awesome diy!! so cute and useful.

Katie said...

genius!

Lexilooo said...

I need to make myself one of these! I keep my ironing board in my sewing room, but sometimes it's a pain to get up after sewing each little piece...this would be so nice to have right next to me!