Repurposing a Kitchen Towel into Wall Art
I recently put a fresh coat of paint in the dining area of our kitchen, and those beautifully coated walls are screaming to be filled. I love pictures, picture frames and adding beautiful art to walls.
I received this lovely picture from my husband’s family, but I really wanted to transform the picture and frame to fit my kitchen.
I started by taking the brown paper off the back of the frame.
Usually I discover the picture is being held in by staples, which was the case with this one.
I pried all the staples out, and unscrewed the wire hanger from the back.
I took all the contents out of the frame carefully, especially the glass and put it aside in a safe place. Then I separated the print from the mat.
Next I sanded and painted the frame. I also painted the mat. These two steps alone gave the geese picture a new look, but I wanted a completely different look for my kitchen.
I decided I wanted to use a kitchen towel as a canvas and stencil farm animals on it. There was a set of dishtowels I bought for under $5 that were the perfect size and color. I calculated where I wanted the 4 barnyard cuties to go, and then went to work stenciling them onto the towel.
I applied 3 coats of paint to get the images how I wanted them.
When it was done I realized it needed a little something more. I was going to use lace to break up the animals and make a grid, but I decided I would crochet some garland and a simple border instead. The garland and border was attached using a little hot glue.
After everything was dried, I glued the towel onto the back of the old goose picture. Then I hot glued the print board and mat together. There were a few factors that caused me to decide not to put the glass back in the frame, so I just placed the new picture in the frame.
To keep the picture in, I simply stapled the back. I held the heavy duty staple gun about 1/8″ away from the frame and pointed it down at an angle, and stapled away. The staple should not go in all the way and by angling it down just a little, I have found, the staple goes in better.
I re-attached the wire hanger, drove a nail through the wall, and hung my new picture up.
I have a new picture that cost me a total of almost $5! Wahoo! And I got another new dish towel to use in the kitchen (I bought a set of 2). Can’t beat that!!
What do you think of the new look that was given to this picture?
What have you thought of putting on display as artwork in your house? I would love to hear what you decorate with in your home.
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