Old Mother Hubbard

August 13th, 2009 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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A place to hang your delicates and jelly jars for your change and other pocket treasures.
I left the old springs on for easy storage or a place to clip your clothespins.
This is the hanger for the back of the first piece.
The legs became a second organizer with vintage hooks and drawer pulls to hang the removable baskets.
You could put anything in here and when you wanted to use it...just pop the basket off and there you go.
A close up of the drawer pulls and basket.
In its orginal state...before I got my tools out!
Without the legs and supports.
The bits and pieces for organizer number two.
A place to hang your delicates and jelly jars for your change and other pocket treasures.

A place to hang your delicates and jelly jars for your change and other pocket treasures.

Photo: Georgia Moon 2009

I found one of the old wooden folding ironing boards and on the back it said "Mother Hubbard" in black letters. I decided to take it apart..who irons anymore anyway???...and I made two organizers for the laundry room from it. On one I attached some old hardware , hooks and removable baskets. The other one got a decorative shelf, the metal spring things that previously held on the ironing board pad and one of the old triple dowel drying racks. I hung it by a very large old handle and used all the old screws that I had after taking it apart. Now if I only HAD a laundry room....

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Comments (9)

doggbo writes: You are just tooooo smart. Great idea.Whats next? Posted: 7:07 pm on September 21st
suewhitney writes: Way to go Geo! Never could figure out what to do with one of these, but you did. Yeah!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:37 am on August 20th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love it, Georgia!
Candy Posted: 5:47 pm on August 17th
shabbychick writes: Very cool - anything to make a laundry room a fun place to look at (never mind about piles of laundry, right?).

Ingenious and sooo functional!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:03 am on August 17th
Grasshopper22 writes: Great way to organize your stuff in a laundry room. Posted: 8:43 am on August 15th
karilelek writes: This is such a great idea, ingeniuos way to re-purpose a laundry room item for the laundry room! best way to use an ironing board in my opinion. Posted: 10:59 am on August 14th
fellowjunker writes: Georgia,
What an awesome idea.............I love the old Mother Hubbard ironing board!!!!! This is another GREAT re-purpose!!!!
xojanis Posted: 9:51 am on August 14th
SnowmanHill writes: Great idea, functional and soooo fun! I love the wording on it. Posted: 9:45 pm on August 13th
JunkArchitect writes:

WOW Georgia! What a great laundry room organizer. Who would have thought to make such a cool piece out of an old ironing board frame…YOU! My favorite part is the Mother Hubbard graphics at the top. You really do find the BEST junk.


Posted: 9:24 pm on August 13th
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