Currently, I’m painting it with white chalk paint and distressing it a bit (not a lot). Sadly, I did not take a before picture, but it is pretty standard and looks like the ones featured below.
I couldn’t keep the board in its wood state because the room would feel imbalanced. The paint treatment will be a tad shabby chic but this will work with my natural, earthy makeover vibe. Plus, there are plenty other modern items in the room to offset it.
While it only provides one shelf for storage, I mostly just needed storage for my books. For inspiration on how to style the ironing board, I did a quick search on the web. These are some lovely examples that span the range of decorating styles:
Have you ever used an ironing board for another use? Do you own a unique bookshelf? Do you also fight tooth & nail to have unique items in your decor?