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Yes, you read it right! I’m ditching something vintage. Can you guess what it is? Well, since I will post pix that will give it away right now, I’ll just tell you… it is my ironing board cover. It is frayed, torn, scorched and stained. It is loose in places that should be tight and so old that it almost broke in half when I removed it.

This vintage cover might be cool if it were never used but this was a huge asset to me for the last 19 years. NINETEEN! Heavens… it is almost old enough to drink and can totally vote! The ironing board cover manufacturer was so proud of it that they even dated it.

How sweet.

How could I have held on to this for so long???? I think I was just so busy using it that I didn’t really think of replacing it until tonight. So very many pieces of clothing, fabric squares and craft projects have been heated up on this thing!

That square place in the middle is where I learned how NOT to do fusible webbing! The tear? Well, that’s when I learned not to use my ironing board as a table while ripping seams from a sewing project.

So, I went to TJ Maxx to return a book I bought and used the refund to buy this:

Ahh. Laura Ashley. A breath of fresh air AND sweetly pressed dress shirts!

Lo and behold, not being one to actually READ labels, I discovered after opening the package that it is reversible! My biggest challenge: which side to use. Well, I love blue, so I’m starting on that side. I oughta get at least 40 years out of this one, don’t ‘cha think?

Just flip it over in, say, 2030!

But wait. There was a slight problem. Wrinkles.

Say it ain’t so.

Well, there’s only one fix for that…

Iron it!
And just so you’ll know… the ironing board IS vintage and I won’t part with it. It has broken more than once (the kids thought it was a great surfboard for the yard one summer) and Ninja Man has brought it back to life over and over again. My mom in law gave it to me and she had already had it forever! I have no idea when it was made, probably 60’s or 70’s. It is big and sturdy and heavy. I love it…. especially with it’s newly pressed cover.

Not so homely now, huh?

Hey, I think I’ll get Ninja Man to refinish those legs… I’m thinking a pretty robin’s egg blue! We’ll see….

Meanwhile:

Pups Hoover and Kerby wholeheartedly endorse this post!

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