Hanging Ironing Board Rack

I’m all about making my life easier. And my ironing board situation was doing anything but that.

Every time I needed to iron, I would have to pull it out of the very back of our guest bedroom closet and move it to the kitchen, which is just about in the middle from the laundry room and guest room.

You see, Mr. Iron didn’t want to make the looong trek to the guest room and the ironing board was too stubborn to live in the laundry room. Meeting in the middle worked for them.

Lately though, they’ve both decided to live in the same room. And, logically, it’s the laundry room!

Yes, I finally got my act together and made a hook rack  for the laundry room so that I could hang my ironing board.

Why hadn’t I done this sooner? It was such an easy project!

First, I started with a scrap piece of wood that we cut down to size, (20″ to be exact) and two hooks from Hobby Lobby.

board 1 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I wiped down the board, filled the holes and painted it with a free sample I grabbed a while back, Kingsport Gray by Benjamin Moore.

board 2 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I knew that I wanted it to have an element of texture, so after the paint dried, I decided to cover it with burlap.

board 3 | The Wood Grain Cottage

I pulled the burlap tight and used my staple gun to attach it.

board 4 | The Wood Grain Cottage

board 5 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, I attached a few sawtooth picture hangers to the back and attached my hooks to the front.

I couldn’t wait to hang it up and have all laundry related items in the…. wait for it…. laundry room!

I’m a thinker! Yes I am.

I absolutely love how it looks on the wall!

Hanging Ironing Board Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

And I’m soo happy I covered it in burlap. It’s the perfect punch of texture. The black hooks look great against it too!

Hanging Ironing Board Hook | The Wood Grain Cottage

It looks fabulous with our knock off PB side table too! They balance each other nicely.

Hanging Ironing Board Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m still debating on spray painting the actual ironing board frame black… I’m indecisive. But it needs something!

Hanging Ironing Board Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

AND, it’s beyond handy to have this in the laundry room.

One minute it’s up:

Hanging Laundry Room Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

The next it’s down!

Hanging Ironing Board Rack | The Wood Grain Cottage

Look out, my life just got easier!

Later this week, I’ll show you how I made a new cover for the ironing board. I was beyond tired of the old & boring blue cover!

We have a few things left to do, but installing the plank wall behind the ironing board, building crates for underneath the washer & dryer and installing cabinet hardware are at the top of my list!

Stay tuned to see how I made the ironing board cover! UPDATE: See how to make an ironing board cover here.

See you then!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. What a simple but GREAT idea and it actually dresses up the room! Who wouldda thought?!! Anyways, how is it hanging on the way…i.e. what hardware is on the back of the board?
    Thank you!!

    • Hi Nancy! THANK YOU so much! You’re right, it really dresses up the room! I used 2 saw tooth picture hangers and nailed them on the back, then used molly’s and screws to hang it.
      It is nice and sturdy! :)
      -Shayna

  2. I really like this for my laundry room too Shayna! you did a good job with this and love how it’s covered with burlap too; it goes very well with the black hooks !!! :-)

    • THANK YOU Ingrid! I love how it turned out! The burlap and black hooks are lovely together! :)
      -Shayna

  3. I love it, the burlap gives it just the right texture for your laundry room decor and those big hooks are awesome! Bet it feels nice to have it so handy!

    Tania

  4. This is really smart! I’m adding it to my to-do list for our Master Bath (our laundry room is too tiny for any ironing).

    • THANK YOU so much Lora! I’m happy you like it and that you’re adding it to your “to do” list! :)
      -Shayna

  5. That’s gorgeous!!! I love your laundry room too ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  6. Thank you so much!!! I’ve been searching for a good solution for my ironing board. I have a very awkward space for my board and was having trouble finding just the right hanger for it. This will work perfectly. I’m heading to Hobby Lobby tomorrow!!

    • Hi Mel! I’m so happy you like this and that it’s inspired you to make your own! It’s working fabulously for us- and it’s stylish to boot! :)
      -Shayna

  7. So attractive & functional at the same time! Great idea. I would have never thought of this.

  8. I’ve had this on my list for way too long — time to just do it! Thanks for the great inspiration!

    XO, Aimee

    • Hi Aimee! I’m so happy this inspired you! It’s sure handy to have and I certainly don’t miss packing my ironing board back and forth! Can’t wait to see yours! :)
      -Shayna

  9. I found this through DIY Home and what a great DIY it is! We don’t have a huge utility room but I think we could definitely do something similar in our home – our ironing board has lived all over the house, it would be good to have it with the iron where it belongs.

    • HI Sammi! I’m so happy you found me! Thank you for your sweet comment! I know what you mean, before I made this rack our ironing board was everywhere except where it needed to be! Now there’s no question! You’ll love it!
      -Shayna

  10. Found you via House of Hepworths! I LOVE your ironing board hooks – so much prettier than the ugly over the door hook I currently struggle with.
    Sarah

    • Hi Sarah! So happy you found me and that you LOVE my ironing board hooks! It’s such a handy and pretty addition to our laundry room! :)
      I hope you’ll make one for yourself!
      -Shayna

  11. I LOVE your blog and your beautiful home! I’m 63 years old and I think I can make that ;) Thank you for the instructions AND the shopping list! Gotta go……I’m off to Hobby Lobby for burlap!

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