There was a time when I wanted a large ironing board. But I had no need for the regular store bought kind with one narrow end. So to get what I wanted, I had to be creative.
A friend was getting rid of his coffee table and offered it to me. First thing I did was ask him to take the top off. The first time I covered it, I used poly batting. It’s what I had on hand. Big mistake. It melts when it gets hot. (Duh!)
So a year ago, I recovered it.
First, I covered it with 2 layers of Warm and White batting, just the right amount of cushion. Then I covered it with Ironing Board Cover Silver utility fabric from the local fabric shop. I stapled the layers to the back of the board.
It’s just the right size for quilt backing, batting or any large project I need to iron. And it fits on my dining room table.