Avoid tangles with flair: Make a jewelry holder with an ironing board

Did you just discover your old table ironing board from your college or apartment days and aren't sure what to do with it? Turn your memories into a functional jewelry holder with this easy craft that doesn't take much time to do. If you're not fond of the ironing board's pattern and you are handy with a needle, make a new cover with any pattern you want.
When hanging the board, it's best to attach it to studs in the wall. However, of you don't have studs where you want to hang it, make sure to use wall anchors. You also could prop up the board on a bedroom dresser or large vanity.
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Materials
- Wood table ironing board with cloth cover
- Mod Podge
- 2-inch bristle paintbrush
- Scissors
- Two ornate coat hangers
- One small ornate horizontal coat rack hanger
- Tarp or newspaper
- White chalk paint
- Disposable gloves if desired
- 1-inch bristle paintbrush
- Marker
- Drill with drill tip and screw tip
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Instructions
1. Remove the cloth cover and lining. Discard the lining. Turn the board so it is face-up, pointing to the right.
2. Apply Mod Podge to 4 inches of the face at the pointed end, including the edges. Replace the cover, and smooth it over the Mod Podge.
3. Peel back the cover until you reach the Mod Podge part. Apply more to several inches of the exposed wood, including the edges. Smooth the cover over the Mod Podge. Repeat this step until the wood face and edges have been covered with Mod Podge and the cloth is back in place.
4. Turn over the ironing board, and cut off excess fabric along the edges.
5. Place the hooks on newspaper. Paint the hooks (optional). Allow them to dry completely.
6. Place the hardware on the ironing board in the desired positions. Mark the screw holes with the marker. Remove the hardware.
7. Drill holes into the marked spots. The holes should be fractionally smaller than the screw's circumference.
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8. Screw in the hooks. Mount the jewelry hanger where desired.
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