Monday, May 14, 2012

ThaT's BeTTeR...

OMG... I'm almost too embarrassed to show this but... here goes...

I was having a clean up in my cubby hole over the weekend...  and although I had PLaNNeD to make a new cover one day, I was so disgusted at the state of mine I thought... NO~ now is the day to "just do it"!

SO ... first things first.
The board was on legs and
looked like this... just dreadful!

SO off came the legs...




I then used the trusty staple gun to tidy up the padding...









Quickly...
and I mean QUICKLY, drew a pattern ??
(this term used very loosely, grin)...

I had this wonderful fabric that was printed with sissors which was purchased just for this particular job ages ago. SO up to the cutting table I ran... cut out the shape, overlocked it... stitched a hem and gathered it with elastic...
wet it thoroughly in the basin... then left it to dry... on the board in the sun.










and here it is NOW.
WOW... what a difference!

I actually added some new shelves in my cubbyhole too and have placed the ironing board on top of it (without it's legs of course) and added a few little touches here and there.
Makes the whole room "brighter" somehow.
I'm a HaPPy quilter now.... yippee!
MAKE OVERS...
"Thanks... 
I had it done at that fabulous new salon downtown!"

A nip here, a tuck there........
you look marvelous dahling!

17 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

A great makeover. The new cover looks to bright and perfect for your space. It is a shame the ironing board covers do not last to long :o(

Fiona said...

My ironing board needs doing too...yours looks fantastic...
Hugz

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just put a towel on mine - replace with another while the one is washed/dryed. Your's is very pretty though.

Christine M said...

I love your new ironing board cover. I've seen a couple of ironing boards done and keep thinking I should do mine. One day when I have nothing to do! Your sewing cabinet looks gorgeous with all your lovely things.

retdairyqueen said...

Wow is right
Looks great

shez said...

what a fantastic looking ironing board now Chez,i also need to do mine.Your cubbyhole looks lovely,inspireing and very tidy,well done,gee i hope that is not you with a new hairdo,lol.

Larissa said...

That ironing board looks fabulous!!! LOVE the fabric - I don't think you could get a more perfect fabric for it if you tried!!! Must make another one for ours one of these days ... And oh, lookee at those gorgeous items next to it on the shelf, LOL! Glad to see you're putting them to good use!!

young by design said...

I love your new ironing board cover. I need one too, but I'm still too lazy to make one. Oops.

Anthea said...

Fab cover Cheryll, well done! That unit looks like something from a magazine; very organised & those Hatched & Patched sewing accessories look darling... Enjoy the newly reinvigorated Cubby Hole... x

Cheryll said...

Oh Larissa.. I just LoVe 'em!!!!!

Allie said...

I wish I could get a make-over that worked that well, lol!!!! Brilliant job, girl!

Narelle said...

Oh dear, now I'm feeling very sad for my ironing board cover.
Love the fabric you used for yours and a great set up on the shelves.

Maria said...

WOW looks fabulous
Cheryll. Can I send you my ironing board too.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I just adore it. The fabric is so perfect! I really need to do this as well!
Blessings,
Susie

Laurie said...

Wow and what great fabric.... shelves look great to...so colourful and neat and tidy ... will they stay like this or shall we take bets on how long for !!!! Ha Ha!! hugs Laurie

Val Spiers said...

Hi Cheryll I am so jealous of your fabulous scissor fabric. Your cubbyhole looks great now.

Teresa said...

Love your new ironing board cover.. that fabric is just gorgeous. Your cubbyhole, board and shelves look amazing. Now you'll never want to leave that room! xx

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