When we bought our "new" house, it came with several features that were probably quite modern and classy back when it was built. Now they are dated, undesirable, and in a some cases, useless. Take for instance our built-in, fall-out-of-the-cupboard-when-you-open-the-door ironing board.
This one is not ours but it's close to it. The Writer removed the ironing board (made of wood with heavy black iron legs) from the cupboard before I could get a photo, but this is what it looked like. It was dark and dusty and old.
Maybe if I looked like this when I ironed the two items a month I iron, I would have kept it.
(By the way, do real people sit down to iron? I stand and move all around the ironing board to get the best angle on the piece I'm ironing. Maybe that's just me!)
Now, what to do with this odd space, only 3 1/2 inches deep.
I got an idea!
Another peculiarity of the house: see the smoke alarm on the right? It is at the beginning of the hallway which is 20 feet long. In that 20 feet of hallway there are three smoke detectors and one carbon monoxide detector.
To be sure to be sure!