I had no idea how unique this item was, but based on some of the comments in my last post, I guess it is! I purchased it off the nicest man on eBay about six years ago... Mine came with the matching chair pad and ironing board padded cover, so I didn't make them myself as someone had asked...
What I didn't realize until today is how much of a steal I got! I understand that I got mine six years ago and things have gone up in price, but I paid a fraction of what some of the ones I found are going for!
Here's a photo of it in the 'step stool' position, which I hadn't showed yesterday...
Anyhow, if any of you are interested in purchasing your own 3-in-1 combination unit, I found a few on-line for you (as you'll see, there's a wide range of prices out there!!)...
Here's one just like mine - but painted in the prettiest shade of PINK! It's not cheap, but it sure is pretty:
PINK Ironing Board / Chair /Step Stool
And here's a solid wood one from GoAntiques.com
Wood Ironing Board / Chair / Step Stool
If anyone is living in the Queens area, here's one that's very reasonably priced (more along the lines of what I paid)... Unfortunately they don't show a photo, and it doesn't sound like it comes with the chair pad or IB cover, but it may be worth a look (it does come with a free waffle maker... I guess all that ironing makes a gal hungry!):
Bachelor Chair Step Stool Ironing Board
It sounds like these are brand new, Made in America ones from Dutch Crafters:
New Ironing Board / Chair / Step Stool
Now I just learned from this listing that these date back to Jefferson's days... You can get one with "personality" from Grandpa and Nana at this site:
Cut Out Ironing Board / Chair / Step Stool
and you can even order the chair pad/ironing board top in your choice of fabrics:
Chair Pads / IB Covers
So as you can see, there's a wide variety of styles and prices out there, but these beauties can be found, whether you're looking for vintage or new...
Happy shopping! Ironing! Sitting! and Reaching!