As I took lots of photos recently for this blog I really saw just how worn out and ugly my pressing station had become. So I replaced it and OH, what a difference!
So nice and clean!
I had my husband cut a piece of board to lay on top and, because he is an engineer and a woodworker, he rounded the edges and made a beautiful, smooth surface to cover, 22" x 60":
This is the reverse side after I removed the staples that held the old muslin top in place and threw it away--too yucky! On the bottom here is a doubled piece of Warm and Natural cotton batt--leftover from covering my 8 foot x 9 foot design wall. It was dirty too so I just flipped it over. Don't add more than two layers of firm, cotton batting--you want a firm pressing surface, not a mattress.
Time to reassemble the pressing station:
Just in case you want to know, I use a small "dorm" size ironing board on top of the pressing station when I have to press shirts or other garments. My husband doesn't like it so when he has a bunch of shirts he wants ironed, he drags the old ironing board in from the garage and irons them himself. Win!