DIY Ironing Board Holder Tutorial

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As part of our $100 Laundry Room Makeover, my husband and I decided to build a DIY ironing board holder to keep our ironing board neatly stored in our laundry room and off the floor since we have little room in their to begin with. While searching the internet for ideas on ironing board storage, I came across Shelly’s DIY ironing board holder over at the {House of Smith’s} and knew this is what I wanted to do.

If you’ve been following along here at Blissfully Ever After, then you may have seen my inspiration for our laundry room that I wrote about in this post.  I found the ironing board cover at Tuesday Morning’s and it is Waverly and ironically the wall color in our laundry room {Crystal Blue} is a Waverly color and they match perfectly! So fun! 

So, anywho, back to the tutorial.  This is how we made the DIY ironing board holder:

Step 1:
We used a scrap piece of wood that we had left over from another project and cut it to
8” x 24” to make sure it was big enough to fit the vinyl decal and hooks.

Step 2:
I painted the wood using the same paint for the walls in the laundry room called {Vermont Cream} and this is a BEHR color that I had made in the paint/primer in one in a semi-gloss.

Step 3:
After applying 2 coats of paint to the front and sides of the wood, I distressed the edges using my paint scaper and sanding block and then went over the edges with my distressed ink.

Step 4:
Next, I applied the vinyl decal by centering it on the wood about 1” from the top.

Step 5:
After the decal was on, I applied a clear non-yellowing poly to the front and sides of the wood.

After following these steps you will have something that looks like this:

Step 6:
After the poly dried, I used the help of my handsome Hubby to help me center and install the hooks.  These are the supplies we used for this part of the process.

We found the white hooks from Wal-Mart in the hardware section near the bath and lighting section. They were about $2 or $3 for two hooks, super cheap!  We also used 2 D-rings that were installed on the back of the holder to hang it on the wall.  

Here is what you will need for this step:

2 D-rings
2 Hooks {coat rack hook or similar}
Tape measure

After all hardware is installed you are ready to hang your ironing board!!

So, for under $20 {including ironing board cover, vinyl decal, and hooks} I was able to make a stylish and functional holder for our ironing board.  I love it!!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful.  Please feel free to leave a comment or email me at with questions.


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  1. says

    Yay! Thanks for the tutorial! I’m off to gather materials tomorrow to make my own! Oh, maybe I missed it somewhere, but where did you get the vinyl decal?

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