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. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Make Wall Décor using a Kitchen Towel and Stencils.
I received this lovely picture from my 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?