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Make your own ironing board that fits anywhere

I hate ironing. Don't we all? I've avoided buying everyday clothes that have to be ironed because, ultimately, they end up at the back of the closet. It's also tough when you're used to apartment dwelling without enough space for a full sized ironing board. A few years back I bought an upright steamer which made the situation a little easier to manage. However, with frequent sputtering, I think the life of my steamer is coming to an end. So I needed a new solution. I immediately though of making a new ironing board. I could control the size and had a lot of the materials on hand already.

First things first, I needed slab of wood.

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Daleks on a dinner plate, spring water for your home, and painting quotes on the walls — this week in reader photos

HELLO! Happy Monday! I know we are all very busy, so I'll waste no time getting right to the photos I want to show you from the Offbeat Home Flickr pool this week. And in the Clicky Links I've got a soap-sludge solution, a tutorial on eyelash application, and a first hand story of what to do (and what not to do) after your house is hit by a tornado.