Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hot Stuff!

Nothing like a hook to draw the readers in, or at least that was what I was taught in my journalism classes years ago.  

Today's hot stuff is the new ironing station Pat made me a few months ago.  When we moved me into the new studio, with hard wood floors instead of carpeting, we found out my incredibly old (35+ year) ironing board was scratching the floors.  So Pat came up with an ironing station/cart. 

He put it on wheels which he purchased from Ikea. These come as pairs and have a locking mechanism.  So cool.  When I need to move it, I just flip the lock up with toe, move it, make sure the locks are in the front and flip it back down to lock it. The hardest part is making sure the locks are facing front.  


He used white laminate because much of the furniture in the studio is laminate. He sized it to fit my big board. And then he added shelving so I could get rid of a little table that sat next to it (and collected dust!)  

So far I've stashed my collection of spray adhesives, glues, starch and water bottles under there.  I need to think about what I really want to store there in addition as I have some more room.  Pat backed it with a piece of wood he already had to keep the stuff from falling off the back.  


This is such a great addition to the studio.  Although I haven't had a reason to move it more than away from the wall, it is so easy to do.  My collection of ironing "stuff" moves with it.  Wonderful. 

I've looked at a lot of pictures of studios on the internet and on Pinterest.  In fact, I got a lot of ideas from there.  One thing I've noticed about a lot of the pictures is they have white laminate furniture and very neat, color coordinated accessories or things stashed in the furniture.  Mine will NEVER look like that.  I am all for functionality.  Thus you see what I use around my ironing station -- starch in various forms, scissors, a little thread catcher, a sheet of something that I can iron with adhesives so they won't get on my board, a pin cushion... you get my drift.  

Vicki W is into her second week of 

The REAL Studio Tour - Week 2 - Storage Solutions so I will be linking up with her.   I've already decided I like her idea and will have DH look into doing that for me.  Why didn't I see this was happening?  I guess I am very behind in reading blogs.  Bummer.  (added 12/13/13) 


I haven't had a whole lot of time in the studio lately.  I hope to spend a good part of today there so I can get some things done.  I've got a baby quilt to finish quilting so I can give it back at the guild meeting on Sat. I still have a bunch of placemats to finish in time for Christmas. I want to make 2 pillowcases for our bed.  I guess I'd better take a look at my weekly goals to make sure I work on what I really want to get done! 

Happy Quilting All! 

21 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I hope you will link it up tomorrow in the studio tour on my blog.

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  2. I finally broke down and purchased a wide ironing board. It stretches over two shelving units (not mobile like yours) which I love. My sewing room is never going to be "photo ready" as it is clutter and often messy, but it is a productive space.

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  3. This is awesome! I've been pinning pictures of similar things for when I get a "permanent" sewing room.

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  4. I love things with locking wheels . . . makes it so easy to rearrange as situations change and needs dictate.

    Love your ironing station!

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  5. Wish I had room for a ironing station like this! Love it!

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  6. Прекрасный стол! взяла на вообружение, это так удобно - где хочешь там и твое рабочее место :)

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  7. Now that is a really spiffy idea!!

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  8. ooh! I, too wish I had space for a big ironing station. This is wonderful!

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  9. Lucky you! I would love to have studio space large enough for something like this.

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  10. Excellent ironing station! My ironing board dates from1980 and is Harvest Gold, a color that has yet to come back in vogue.

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  11. That is so super cool! I think I need to ask my husband to replicate this for me!

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  12. This is so cool. I sure wish I had one, and the room for one! Do the bottles fall when you roll it around?
    I can't wait to see the whole studio. Wood floors are great. I am in what would be another bedroom and there is carpet.
    Leeanna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  13. how ironic!! My carpenter and I designed one similar tonite - no foolin'!!

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  14. My carpenter and I design one so very similar tonite!! How funny to see something like it here! Only difference is, there will be two drawers just under the board for all the marking pens etc that seem to accumulate on my ironing board!

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  15. Hi Bonnie! I don't know if you know but APQS has chosen this tutorial as their Pinterest Pin of the Week! Bravo! It was posted on their Facebook page. As a new follower on Bloglovin', I'm off to look at more of your blog! :-)

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  16. Did Pat use a prefab shelving unit as the base? I would like to know more about what he started with. Thanks!

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  17. I can't wait to have my husband build mine!!! My sewing room (spare bedroom) is the last thing to see real improvement after we moved in 3 1/2 years ago. The bed is there for emergencies, but "my" things are just now getting done. Hopefully when the weather clears up, I'll refinish a cabinet, bookcase, desk, and get my ironing station built! I've repinned your idea and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I just came into possession of a beautiful wood rolling storage cabinet which is exactly the right height for this project which I saw on Pinterest two days ago. I am so excited to get my regular ironing board attached to the top and fill the space below with everything that is currently stored all around the sewing room. I have a large ironing board that fits over the regular one and which I use all the time but it tends to take up a lot of room. Now it will be so easy to move it around as needed. Thanks for this great idea.

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  19. My wonderful husband made me one of these by just looking at your picture. It looks exactly like yours, and he made it from solid wood...kinda making it weigh almost a "ton"!! But now my task is trying to figure out how to cover the top. So what did you use as filler underneath the top fabric? And what kind of fabric did you use for the entire cover? I'm thinking some kind of fabric that can withstand some heavy ironing like a regular ironing board...but not sure. Do you have any suggestions? Please email me at laura.ross1435@yahoo.com if you have any suggestions on inside as well as outside fabric and stuffing. Thanks, Laura in TX

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  20. Love your ironing board storage idea. My hubby made a large ironing board for me that I place over my small ironing board but remove it when I iron other things. I wonder if I can talk him into putting it on a cabinet like yours. That's a splendid idea. Thanks for sharing.

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