Make this simple DIY Ironing Board Hanger to coral your ironing board, broom, and mop!
I had a big problem with a certain corner in our laundry room.
The ironing board, mop, and broom were usually just shoved back there and always in the way every time we had to get to the water jugs. I needed a simple solution to get them up off the floor and out of the way. I came up with this simple hanger that had a spot for all three. Win!
Here is how I did it:
DIY Ironing Board Hanger
Scrap plywood or 1×8 scrap
1×2 @ 8 feet
4 Towel Hooks
These are the measurements I used, but adjust to fit your space.
7 1/4” x 24” Plywood (1)
1×2 @ 7 1/4” (2)
1×2 @ 25 1/2” (2)
Cut your plywood or 1×8 to fit your space. My board was 7 1/4 inches tall by 24 inches long.
Cut the frame.
You will have two pieces that are the same length as the short side of the board. Mine measured 7 1/4 inches.
The next two frame pieces you need to cut will be about 1 1/2 inches longer than your plywood piece. Mine measured 25 1/2 inches.
Lay all of the frame pieces out with the plywood to make sure it fits together nicely.
Quickly sand your plywood and frame pieces to make sure they are smooth.
Paint and Stain.
I painted three coats of Behr’s Ultra Pure White on the plywood.
The stain I used was Varathane Dark Walnut. Be sure you wipe off any excess stain so it will dry quickly.
On smaller projects, I usually use a dollar store makeup sponge to apply the stain, then wipe off the excess with an old t-shirt. Works great!
Nail on the frame with a brad nailer.
When the paint and stain are dry, start with one of the short ends and nail it onto the plywood with a brad nailer, making sure the ends are even with the plywood. Then move on to the shorter ends, followed by the longer top and bottom pieces.
On my hanger, the frame is flush with the front of the plywood.
Attach the hooks.
Use the ironing board, and whatever else you need to hang, to determine the proper spacing for the hooks. Use a tape measure and mark where the hooks will go.
Drill a hole at each mark and screw in the hooks.
I used hooks from Home Depot that are meant to hold towels. They cost about $3 each.
Attach hanging hardware and hang in your laundry room.
I used two of these D-Ring Hangers and screwed them to the back of my ironing board hanger.
Hang your hanger on two screws that have been screwed into studs or drywall anchors.
Hang your ironing board and do a happy dance!
This was an easy little project that made a huge impact in my laundry room. The mop and broom are no longer in the way, and the ironing board has a spot to go as well!