I am usually a day late and a buck short when it comes to everything - LOL!! But I thought I would jump on the ironing board bandwagon. As you can see I just bought a brand new cover - barely been used because the other one was getting covered in sticky stuff from the iron on interfacing after making the bag. I have been putting a piece of flannel on the cover to protect it from further sticky stuff. Too bad I can't do the same for my iron!!
The very first ironing board I ever owned was found in the basement of a little old house I rented in 1977. It needed to be held together with bits of twine to keep it from collapsing. I used that ironing board until 2004 when Jim's mum died and I inherited her ironing board. It is an old wooden board from who knows when. The top is wood and the main structure of the board is wood except for the metal supports. It stands on it's own without any twine! The problem with these old boards as they are designed for much shorter people. I put a light at the end in hopes that would help - but when it comes to ironing those little itty bitty Dear Jane pieces you need to see them! I have a table top ironing board that is in need of a new cover (it is covered with sticky stuff) and it is also covered in other stuff -LOL
So I went off to Linens and Things and got the bed risers to put under the legs. Now you certainly can't do this with most ironing boards but with this design it worked perfectly. The ironing board is now at the right height for me. And I still leave the light there. I find the older I get - the darker everything is!!