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Ironing Board Snowmen

November 12, 2013

Ironing Board Snowmen

I just love a clean barn. I have been able to find so many treasures I had forgotten I had.

These two vintage ironing boards were my latest victims…ahem…, masterpieces. 😉

Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of pics. I found them and started working on them right away. Before and after is pretty much it.

I removed the legs and discarded them. Okay, I’m lying. I haven’t discarded the legs. You know me…,I just might find something to do with them.

This project uses only the tops. One of the tops has a break that the original ironing board owners must have fixed.

They did a pretty good job. It’s very sturdy.

I think I like that board the best. It has character and a story. Since I don’t know the story, I’ve come up with my own conclusion as to what happened to the top. I have three grown sons, so it isn’t much of a stretch for me to believe a teenage boy must have parked his butt on it. My boys rumps are constantly resting on counters, tables and dresser tops. What the heck is the problem with using a chair? Sheesh!

I dry brushed the fronts using a dark blue paint. I like blue as a background for snowmen. I’m not a confident free-hand artist, so the snowmen were created from a stencil I made using card stock. The paint was applied using a sponge.

Facial details, hatband, buttons and a rusty bow complete these frosty fellows. I think they will look cute on a porch or inside a front door or mud room.

Don’t forget, if you are in Arkansas City, Kansas on November 16th, come shop at the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Craft Fair.


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  1. Those snowmen are really cute. I had a chance to get a vintage ironing board, but I hesitated and when I went back, it was gone. BooHoo. Anyway, great idea to use them up. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Don’t think I’d get rid of the board legs either, never know what you might need them for. Isn’t that how your barn got cluttered up in first place? I’m a good one to talk, you should see our shed, no maybe not, lol. Eeeekkk. Love your adorable snow men. You did great job painting them on the boards. I’d love to have one. Maybe I can get hubs to put couple long boards together so I can try my hand at that. Great post and inspiration. Then if we can keep dog from chewing it up. Always enjoy your posts.

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