Monday, April 20, 2009

Tea Towel Art

You know that feeling you get when you know the water's cold but you just wanna jump in? That is where I am.
This is my first time participating in Met Monday, so hopefully I do everything right. Thank you Susan at Between naps on the porch for inspiring me to jump in!

I was trying to think of what metamorphism I could post...I decided to start small. Here goes...

I bought a kitchen towel set at Target that I really liked, you know the kind-the pack of two, a waffle weave towel and a smooth cotton towel. When I got home and opened up the package, the smooth towel was just too pretty to here's what I did.

I purchased stretcher bars @ Hobby Lobby 2'' smaller than the dishtowel. Stretcher bars are typically used to stretch canvas for paintings. (fyi)

I laid the dishtowel face down on the counter and used the staple gun to attach it to the stretcher bars

After I got done, basically "upholstering", this was the end result! I was really happy it worked out! Easy and Fast art on a budget!

Well that's it! I really love this graphic over-scale design of the towel and it hangs proudly in my kitchen. I would like to publicly thank my 12 year old son, Keegan, for humoring his mother enough to take pictures :)

Thanks for reading and visiting, and I hope you look at dishtowels in a whole new light!

Thanks again Susan!



  1. Michelle,

    Great idea and cheap ( I looooove cheap ! ) I
    have never checked into streacher bars....might
    have to do that. Thanks to Keegan also for
    being such a trooper !

    Hugs ~

  2. WOW!!!! What a transformation, it looks wonderful, don't you just love when you 'create" something....all the best, Chrissy

  3. Wow, it looks great! I'm a lover of dish towels so this is right up my alley. I may just have to give this one a try sometime. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. That is fabulous! I would have never thought of doing something like that. I just love creative people.

  5. This is a wonderful first Met Monday post! What a great idea and you made it look easy! Cindy

  6. Now that is smart! How in the world did you ever think of that? Love it! Linda

  7. What a great idea! I was at Dollar Tree today and saw some awesome towels. That would be such a fun project to do. Genius!

  8. Great idea, and I love how it turned out! I know what I will be looking for the next time I am in Target!

  9. I love the print...and who would want to use such a piece of art for a towel. Love it! Keep up the good work.

  10. This is fabulous- what a great idea!

  11. Awesome! what were the final dimensions?


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