A couple years ago I got these curtains for my back sliding door.
They go perfectly with the colors of my accessories around my family room.
In the new house, they didn't work for the backdoor, since it was about 100 inches wide. We ended up doing the curtain panel track system from Ikea.
But I love those curtains! So...I decided I'm a big girl with scissors, and I'm going to use them in various new ways around my downstairs.
First up...my sad, sad ironing board. I got it when I was a freshman in college for ironing (hahahahahhaaa ohhhh how funny) and it's been perfect for my sewing desk, which I have out in the family room so I can actually hang out with my hubby in the evenings (and watch tv). It has a perfect mdf base, so much nicer than the metally griddy things. The original cover had holes and it looked generally depressed.
Now look at it! Ahhhhhh...
I repadded it with some batting and adhesive spray and then used my staple gun to tack it to the board underneath.
I may or may not have been actually patting it lovingly as I've been sewing.