My ironing board is an old wooden board that I have had about 30 years. Every time the cover got old or worn out, I would just tie the new one over the top of the old cover. Well, I didn't realize how many layers I had until I had got a new cover that uses contact paper to tape onto the board. I counted 8 layers. Of course, I didn't supply all those layers. Just the last 4 or 5. It's the first 2 layers that caught me by surprise.
This is layer number 2. Notice the year is 1978.
This is the 1st layer. I always wondered why it was so bumpy in places. It was these old nails that were loose. What's great about a wooden ironing board is you can take a hammer to all the loose nails.
I was tempted to cut pieces of the ironing board covers and make a quilt about ironing. Nah. I did keep the Botan rice bag. It has some brown spots. I've seen a booth at the craft fairs in Hawaii that makes bags and shirts out of these. It'll be fun trying to figure out what to use it for.