Please ignore the '90s - style sponge painting - that's why this is titled an evolution!
I bought Insul-brite batting and a pink-striped pillow ticking to make the cover. I stapled the batting to the underside of the top (2 layers thick) and then realized the drawers wouldn't open and close properly - I couldn't face pulling all those staples so I haven't redone it as of yet. I made the cover with a casing and just like my grandma's ironing board, I threaded it with kitchen string and pulled it tight. I find it gives me a much better fit than elastic; call me funny that way!
So now I have a 17" x 6-ft long ironing table, complete with drawers and shelves. This is how it looks today. Cutting mat on one end, 3 projects piled on the other and a great ironing surface!
That is all I got done the first month. I just had to go take this in, since it was taking place in my backyard:
This is as close as we could get to the 2010 Olympic cauldron without a 3-hour wait.
View of Robson St. looking towards the dome of BC Place Stadium. I've never seen so many people in one place.
The Vancouver Library - I proud to say my daughter designed the layout of the fifth floor!
Thousands of Inuksuks were built impromptly by visitors on the rock-lined shore of False Creek. It was an amazing sight!