This is one of our favorite projects to date because we got to start with such an amazing piece to begin with, and the finished product is so versatile!
As one of our garage sale finds, we picked up this vintage ironing board for $10. It was in great shape and could still fold down, but had a slight crack in the top of the board.
Maybe I’m nuts, but I was in love! I started off by sanding the top and sides of the board and filling in the cracks with wood filler.
Next, I primed the top and sides of the board and let that dry. In terms of colors and paints, we knew we wanted to paint the top of the board in chalkboard paint, and the sides a shade of aqua for a pop of color. So, we taped off the sides and took it outside for a few coats of spray chalkboard paint.
After that was dry, I taped off the top and bottom of the board and added our aqua color, Behr’s Wipeout.
I cleaned up the legs of the board by wiping all areas with an espresso colored stain on a rag, and followed up with some poly. After everything was dry, we were done!
I love love love how many ways this piece can be used!
How cute would this be as an entryway console table that also acts as a message board?
Or as an extra serving space when you’re entertaining that could be easily tucked away when not in use? Or even a breakfast and coffee bar for the mornings that seem to be the new kitchen update for the year? We had a little fun “staging” different scenarios below just for the heck of it.
We’re so excited about how this unique piece turned out! Which way is your favorite?
**Submitted for CWTS 2014 at East Coast Creative!