New Use For Old Item: Ironing Board Shelf

New Use For Old Item: Ironing Board Shelf

Abby Stone
Jun 7, 2010

Looking for an unusual table for your living room? Maybe a something narrow to hide behind your couch, that you can put some lights on? Take a tip from Flickr member NinaHale and look at an old item in a new way.

In her living room, an old ironing board, painted a bright glossy red, is transformed into a place for books. We used to do this inadvertently when we owned an ironing board and were too lazy to put it away. We like the mind that finds beauty in a utilitarian piece that, when we see it presented in this way, reminds us that it's actually very sculptural and useful piece. Collapsible, adjustable and light, It would certainly be a useful item in a small space. Try taking it a step further and top it off with a piece of wood.

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(Images: Flickr member NinaHale licensed under Creative Commons License, some rights reserved.)

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