I was recently in the unfortunate position of having to buy a new ironing board. I say â€œunfortunateâ€ because finding a non-hideous ironing board is surprisingly difficult. Most have covers featuring in-your-face stripes or matronly flowers (Exhibit A ; Exhibit B), and are a real eyesore if not stowed away after each use. So, should you too find yourself in need of an ironing board, here are some decent ones for your consideration:
This no-nonsense board doesnâ€™t feel the need to get all cutesy with its covering, and thatâ€™s why I like it. $99.95 from Williams-Sonoma.
The pattern on this is kind of retro and kind of cool. $59.99 from Bed, Bath & Beyond.
This tabletop board is ideal for those with limited storage space. $14.99 on Amazon.
For the serious ironer: the top of this utilitarian-chic console is a permanent ironing surface, with organizational bins below. $69.99.
Leave it to the Amish to produce an ironing board thatâ€™s not only made of sturdy wood, but also converts into a step stool and makeshift chair. At $279.99, itâ€™s a bit of an investment, but one that will last.