If you do any amount of sewing, one thing you learn is that if you want your finished product to look great, you need to press as you go. If you have a small area for sewing, you will end up doing like I’ve done, and set your ironing board and iron in the other room. That means, sewing, getting up and moving to the other room to press, then return to sew some more, again go press, etc., etc., etc. I find myself skipping the ironing part whenever possible. Then I saw the idea for a mini pressing table on pintrest. Found here: http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/01/a-woman-a-plan-an-inexpensive-tv-tray-new-pressing-board.html
. She used a wood TV tray. I have a TV tray that I rescued from the in-laws front porch, (everyone else, wanted to toss it, but I knew it had potential). So, here is how I rescued an old TV tray and turned it into a Mini Ironing Table to go beside my sewing machine.