not really hacks but two fantastic how-tos on recovering ironing boards. if you have an ironing board, you're bound to find this useful. i won't go into the details of how it is done - just hop over to their blogs for their clear-as-day instructions.
julie restored her old stryka ironing board using the ikea ps gersby fabric. go here for her tutorial.
feed dog recovered a d�nka ironing board with pernilla fabric. go here for feed dog's tutorial.