Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pink Ironing... Pink Reading... and Pink Toolboxes!

FIRST - PINK IRONING

Ironing is a breeze on this combination step stool / chair / ironing board. It blends into the 'cottage' nicely with its little pink flowered chair pad and IB cover... The wood was originally stained dark brown, but I took some white paint to it and I like it much better now...


When it's time to iron, I just tilt the top, tighten a few wing nuts and - voila! Instant ironing board... (Flip it over all the way and it's a step stool.)


It sits in the 'awkward' corner (as I call it) of our family room, always ready to provide extra seating if necessary... I've had it for about 6 years now and, boy, I don't miss the days of lugging the old ironing board out of the closet to set it up. This is pretty effortless!

SECOND - PINK READING

You must pick up the latest copy of ROMANTIC HOMES if you love pink! I got mine at the grocery store today... Just look at that gorgeous cover - it's from a wonderful spread on Cathy's home, beautifully decorated for Christmas! You can visit Cathy at Treasured Heirlooms.

THIRD - PINK TOOLBOXES

Back in September, I posted about my pink toolbox, and several people commented on it.


Well, last week I got a "Collections Etc." catalogue in the mail, and look what they have in stock! Just click on the photo to go directly to their website....


Or they have this style as well... Again, just click on the photo to go right to their website.
Now I know you are wanting to see lots more PINK today, so be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, where you'll find her PINK Saturday item as well as a list of all the other participating blogs... Happy PINK SATURDAY everyone!!!

Donna

34 comments:

Ziakoko said...

Hi Donna everythings looking so pretty as usual just spoted the cotton lace pelmet at the window-very pretty! regards Zia

Lady of the Mote said...

I just adore that ironing board!!

Connie said...

I do love the tool box, chickee! Also the ironing board. I've been trying to figure out how to keep the ironing board up all the time for "touchups" but it's just not possible with the room we have in our home. *Sigh*....... Maybe this could be a solution though. Like you, I hate dragging it out every time I need to iron, BUT I have covered it with a rose fabric!!
Smooches,
Connie

TattingChic said...

That is one handy dandy seat/step-stool/ironing board! Who'd a thunk you could have all 3 in 1? Love the pink tools...I have seen those around for sometime now and have seriously considered getting them.

Smilingsal said...

I just love that ironing board chair. Happy Pink Saturday!

erin said...

I love the pink ironing board. It is so subtly pink! Happy Pink Saturday!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That little ironing board is a treasure. How lucky to have something pretty and functional that you can leave out!

g said...

Great ironing board!! and I love the tool kits!

Have a wonderful pink Saturday, and a great weekend.

Stephanie said...

I love your ironing board!! I want one!!!

Great Pink Post!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

P.S. I love your dancing with the stars pic...took me a few seconds to get it...he he!

laurie said...

What a great way to not have to put the ironing board up. Did you make the little slipcover for it? It looks so pretty in the corner of your room. Nobody would ever know it is really for ironing. laurie

Bobbi Jo said...

Love all the Pinks Donna! The ironing board/step stool/chair combo is great. I think it looks great with the white touch too. Happy PINK Saturday. Hugs, Bobbi Jo-AZ

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Can't wait to get my hands on that Romantic Homes!

I have an award for you on my blog...come over & see me!

Cathy said...

Donna,

Thank you so much for your sweet words on your blog about my Romantic Homes feature. I am so excited to share it with all of you. Enjoy it my friend.

xo Cathy

Jean Tuthill said...

What a clever ironing board and so pretty. Great to have a step stool or extra seating, too. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one of those. Thanks for sharing, Jean

Happy To Be said...

I loved the stool/ironing board how cool is that...and I got my Romantic home in the mail last week and was so thrilled to see Cathy on the cover..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Thru Pink Curtains said...

what a pretty site all those pink tools!!! what would some male say if he saw that on the side of the road. whould he stop. oh well ... i am thinking of one time we had a flat tire on the side of the road and this german guy got out of the car. there were six of us girls and we all just stood there gaping and staring--he was so good looking....and nice...and he offered to change our tire....and his dad just stood there smiling....unforgettable event for us girls....hahahah

Beverly said...

Thanks Donna. So many great pinks all in one place. I love your ironing board.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Pat said...

I wish I had an iroing borad like that Donna! Ciol tool box too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs, Pat

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Donna..

That ironing board of yours is just the best. I have never seen anything like that before. I love how you painted it white and use it as decorative item to fill an odd corner. So cute and functional at the same time. Happy Pink Saturday!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I've always wanted one of those step stool/ironing board. I like it much better in white though. Oh my gosh...isn't that issue of Romantic Homes gorgeous. Cathy's house is just gorgeous!
Have a wonderful pink Saturday!

Deborah said...

Your ironing board is darling!

Woohoo!...a pink toolbox! I love it!

Joy said...

Great pink tool box and ironing board combo. I have had good experiences with Collections, Etc. so I will have to check out their website - hadn't thought about this catalog company in awhile!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I have never seen an ironing board like that before. What a great idea!

I'm stilling searching for my Romantic Homes magazine. I have not been able to locate a store that has it in stock around here.

Love the pink tool box. I have the first one and would love that 2nd one.

Hugs,
Joanne

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the pink tool box! FUN!
ENJOY the rest of your weekend!

Patricia said...

All your pinks are beautiful - I can't wait to find the magazine, it is one of my favorites. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I just love that ironing board! I like things that are double duty, and this is triple duty! It's nice to have it right out in the open like that.

I've got to check out that magazine. I also like the pink tools! I need to get some of those someday. Maybe my boys will quit steaing my tools!

Kady

victoria ~ auctiongirlvintage said...

love, Love, LOVE the dancing with the stars pic, it really made my day :o) The ironing board reminds me of my Gaga's stepstool and how handy it was.

Every home in my childhood neighborhood - all identical, and built during WWII, in the SF Bay Area -- had a tall narrow cabinet on one kitchen wall, slipped in between the studs the same way medicine cabinets are installed. And inside each cabinet was a wooden fold-out ironing board. A perfect solution, and modern as all get-out in the 1940s.

By the time I was born in 1955, virtually every single neighbor had "modernized" their kitchens, removing the ironing board and replacing it with wooden shelves to hold spices and bottles and other such small stuff. The handy kitchen ironing board was replaced with an ultra-modern portable (ha!) metal-legged ironing board, that most of my neighbors set up in their living rooms, so they could iron while watching "Password" and "Queen For A Day." Thinking about it now, I'll bet television was the direct cause of the demise of the built-in ironing board ... no one owned *that* many spices :o)

Victoria

Virginia said...

I love your ironing board.
Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
Virginia

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Okay, now I have done a lot of rummaging and shopping for my store but have never come across an ironing board like that. What a fantastic design!
Lisa & Alfie

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I have read that issue of Romantic homes...it is just full of mouth watering loveliness isn't it? Good idea on the ironing board.

Tammy said...

Oh my gosh, I love that ironing board/stepstool/chair combo. How cool is that!? It's a real space saver for those in small spaces. How unique.
Have a lovely week,
Tammy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Cute ironing board....Happy pink post....Ktherinellen

Nanna said...

Great pink post ! I do't think I've seen that magazine before , I'll have to keep an eye out for it
Helen

dana said...

LOVE your ironing board, but what REALLY caught my eye was that MAGNIFICENT STONE-TYPE RABBIT you snuck into that photo, too!!!!!!

That pink tool box it awesome!!!

Happy very be-lated Pink Sat! Dana