I’m sharing how to use a French cleat picture hanger when I finally hung my ironing board hanger in the wall!
Do you all remember my ironing board hanger I made last year? It’s OK if you don’t. That was a long time ago. And unfortunately I wasn’t able to use it until recently. In the meantime it lived in various states of playtime with Miss A or cluttered up a corner or two just waiting to be hung up properly.
It wasn’t that I hadn’t tried to hang it up. I had, but I couldn’t find the exact right hanging system for a board that held an ironing board.
You see, I used command strips to hang it on the dining room wall for the picture above. Sometimes bloggers will stage things in places where they wouldn’t normally keep something to get better lighting or a better background. It happens all the time.
So, after I staged this picture and snapped my Pinterest-worthy shots, I tried to hang it in the laundry room with command strips again. Only this time it fell off the wall …. in the middle of the night … and Coach thought someone was breaking in. Imagine his relief (mixed with a little frustration) when he found out his normally handy wife had hung up the ironing board and wooden hanger with some velcro. Not my brightest moment, for sure!
So then I tried D-ring hooks on the back. This made the board pull away from the wall when I tried to put the ironing board up there.
Finally one day I was walking through the hardware store and saw these lovely french cleat picture hanging devices. How had I missed these before?
They seemed perfect! You screw one set of cleats into the wall.
And it’s wide enough to hit a stud or two. And then the other cleats screw into the back of the board. Slide them rest the board cleats on top of the wall cleats and voila!
And now my ironing board is no longer collecting dust and whatever else in my bedroom corner.
And you get to see yet another sneak peek of my not-quite-finished-but-been-in-progress-for-two-years laundry room. Seriously?!? I don’t know what it’s going to take for me to finish that room. The board and batten is lovely. And now that the ironing board hanger is hung, we’re one step closer to the finish line. Ha!
Did you know about these picture hangers?
Where can I find a new adorable ironing board cover? This one looks a little singed. Ha!