Create An AMAZING SWEATER TREE Sign On A Vintage Ironing Board

November 22, 2020
I purchased this old wooden ironing board at the antique shop last week.  I didn't get it super cheaply, but I knew it would be perfect for the project I had planned for it.

My husband removed the legs.  It's really not a super easy deal to remove the legs. It involves prying the metal part off as the legs are not screwed or bolted on.

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After washing the dust off the ironing board with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag, I brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar.

I used a foam brush, and squirted the sponge part lightly with a water spray bottle every so often to prevent brush strokes in the paint.

Here is the fully painted ironing board.

My plan for the black ironing board top included this Tall Christmas Tree in Crate Stencil from Old Sign Stencils.

The stencil will actually almost fill the whole ironing board top!

 I centered the stenciled from the top and the bottom and from side to side and taped it down with blue painter's tape.

I then pounced on the tree section of the stencil using Fusion Mineral Paint in Bayberry

Swirling or brushing the large stencil would have been quicker, but the paint was too opaque with those techniques to show up well on the dark black background.

Now for the fun part!  

Donna's stencils always coordinate with each other so seamlessly.  

I just followed her pattern on the red tree above.

I used tape to create a sharp edge on the sweater pattern stencil areas that were wider than the tree.

Other paint colors pounced on, in the creation of my Sweater Tree Sign, include Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Putty for the crate, Dixie Belle in Manatee Gray on the sled, and Dixie Belle in Drop Cloth for the sweater pattern.

I used only the "Fresh Cut" portion of the Mini Christmas Tree Signs stencil  along with Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar on the tree crate lettering.  

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*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own. 

Create An AMAZING SWEATER TREE Sign On A Vintage Ironing Board
I lightly distressed the edges of the ironing board with 220 grit sandpaper and waxed it with Dixie Belle Big Mama's Butta.

Create An AMAZING SWEATER TREE Sign On A Vintage Ironing Board

Create An AMAZING SWEATER TREE Sign On A Vintage Ironing Board
Here is the sweater tree sign hanging next to the door on my covered patio.

I will be adding more items to the patio very soon.

Create An AMAZING SWEATER TREE Sign On A Vintage Ironing Board
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  1. Oh, I Love this. It turned out so awesome!


  2. that is the coolest thing i've seen on an old ironing board. can even do it on a surf board with a surfing theme! hah! another clever idea from you! so cool!

  3. Love the board and I really love your haircut! You look so looks really nice on you!

  4. Next level awesome Carlene! I had NO idea that stencil would fit so perfectly! What a team. Your finished sweater tree looks positively adorable!

  5. Wow, love your use of assortment of Funky Junk stencils on this awesome sweater tree, Carlene!

  6. Carlene, it turned out amazing!! I love the color combination! i need something like this in my life now :) Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. You have the best ideas, Carlene. I simply adore this upcycle on the ironing board. So clever and what a delight for anyone passing by your house! Charming. Definitely farmhouse/country decorating.


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