My DIY Kitchen DecorationsPosted: March 22, 2012
Okay remember how I told you that my walls are huge and WHITE? (And it’s that kind of white that almost hurts the eyes) Well when I moved into my little house, we bought an oven mitt set that also came with some hand towels and a washcloth. All for $5 and it was nice looking. Well, the oven mitt and pot holders work great—the towels and washcloth are more a decoration then anything.
Fast forward until I was going through my closet and getting a stack of clothes together to donate. Well, I was about to just toss in those useless towels—figuring someone might want them, right? And then I put them back on my counter to think about. Well a thought occurred to me—I had no wall decorations and I loved the design on these towels. It’s a herby greeny gardeny design (and yup, I just made up that phrase but I’m good with it) and it goes well with the white walls and pretty kitchen curtains that I have.
I found a frame and cut away at the washcloth until it fit into the frame. And you know what? I love my new wall decorations. I’m going at it slowly—trying to find frames that I like and that are on sale. I don’t care if they are banged up or missing paint because I can always paint them right? As of right now I have a grand total of two framed towels up on my wall. And I’m by no means a great do-it-your-self-er. Honestly, I can’t cut a straight light to save my life but I didn’t butcher them too bad (you can’t really notice…and if you can, no one has said anything).
So that’s my frugal lesson. Granted, I’m not really all that frugal but I was pretty proud of this idea!