B and I live in a home built before the Civil War. It’s a great old house but like many old homes, it lacks closet or storage space. Our laundry room is tiny and I’ve been needing a way to store my ironing board that it would be out of the way but not buried where I couldn’t easily get to it so I came up with a quick and super inexpensive solution by making my own hanger for it to hang on the wall in my laundry room.
I really wanted to come up with something that was functional of course, but that looked good too. Our laundry room / pantry is a room I have been wanting to make some updates in but I felt like before I got too far into that, I needed to come up with some clever storage solutions. A pretty room is great but doesn’t do you any good if it isn’t functional first.
I started by finding some great coat hooks. (Mine are from Amazon) They cost just a few dollars and have a worn, rustic look to them that I really liked. I love the farmhouse look without going too trendy so these were perfect.
My next mission was to find a piece of rustic wood. B saved me a trip to the salvage guy outside town by sending me to our garage instead. I guess it pays to have lots of scraps from past home projects. I found a piece of wood that I liked in B’s scrap pile and cut it down to size. The color of the wood was good already so I didn’t even both to stain or finish it in any way. I simply mounted my hooks onto the wood and then mounted the wood onto the back of the door to the laundry / pantry room. [ I used a stud finder to make sure I was mounting my holder properly to the wall.
The project took less than 30 minutes from start to finish and my total cost was less than $10. Now if only I had a better looking ironing board.
Need a new cover? I found some great ones here, here and here. I think one of these lovelies is in my future.