Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ironing In Style

I hate ironing.  It's boring.  And I get frustrated with it easily.  So any little bit I can do to make this chore a bit less - chore-ish, is A-OK in my book.

This is my old ironing board cover:

Yeah, I know - ew.  On top of that, what you can't really see is that other than being this boring, institutional grey-blue color, it's all stained up and doesn't stay put on the board either.

BUT!  Here's my totally awesome, 100% groovy, $4.99, still in the package! (yes, can you believe it?) thrift store find:

Super cool, eh?!?

And here it is in all its awesomeness making my ironing board happy:

Hoooraaaayyyyy!  Just look at those funky mushrooms!

Makes the whole ironing thing kinda fun now even.  Ok, well, maybe not fun.  But better.  Much better.

I'm thinking of combining a couple of my favorite things ever (being thrifty and thrifty/vintage finds) and doing a regular post series kinda along this theme - "$5 (and under) thrift finds".  Would anyone be willing to join in?  It could be about clothes, crafty stuff, ironing board covers...anything you thrifted for around $5.  You could link to your blog posts or just post your finds in the comments.  Whaddya think?


C a m i l l e said...

love it :) A much happier ironing time, i'm sure..

vicki thomas-kelly said...

I got 2 yards of Drapery Boutique upholstery fabric at a garage sale for $3, still with store hangtags! And a queen sized roll of quilt batting for $3! My lucky day!

Cassandra of Pooknflip said...

That is an awesome thrifty deal!! I love this season around here - can't drive a mile w/out seeing a garage or estate sale. Good find! (And thanks for joining in.) :)

Heedless said...

I hardly ever iron...and I don't hate listing on etsy..but I need something happy to get me moving on my listings :)

I'm glad that ironing is more fun now :)

kittenscout said...

That is amazing! I'm all about finding bargains, I'll link you if I find anything good :) xx

Cassandra of Pooknflip said...

Thanks kittenscout! Can't wait to see. Will hopefully be posting a (belated) Thrifty Thursday post tonight. (Cute name btw!)