Wednesday, November 30, 2011

ironing board again?

A dear friend of mine saw my ironing board cover and immediately begged me to help makeover hers.  One fun filled weekend while the hubby was away, she came over.  Armed with copious amounts of Mint Julep Makers Mark and yummy food, we tackled her plain board.


2 cans spray primer (appropriate for metal)
2 cans spray paint in color of choice (appropriate for metal)
2 yards 100% quilting cotton
2 packages 3 yard bias binding
thread to match bias binding
1 package 1/4 inch elastic
medium safety pin or bodkin for threading elastic

optional if making padding as well:

2 yards muslin
72 x 90 cotton batting (NO polyester-things gotta breath!)

I'll spare you all the process shots, cause we essentially did the same steps as mine here.  Plus, don't we really just want to see the before and after?

**oh, and a little tip when spray painting (aka-what I didn't do on mine) wipe down the board really well before applying!



I think it's a resounding success, and my friend is in love with it :) 


  1. WOW!!! The result is so nice! The fabric and metalic red conbination is great.

  2. Thank you, my friend really loves it!