When we first bought the house, my colors for the kitchen were black, white, grey and red. I had a few touches of aqua, but it was mostly the four other colors. It was a vast improvement from the previous style of kitchen in there, but it wasn’t quite my retro dreams. I realized after decorating the other rooms more that I wanted a slightly new color palette for the kitchen. I loved the red, aqua and yellow kitchens I’ve seen from photos of retro kitchens, and focusing on those colors would help bridge the colorful style of the other adjoining rooms. I started changing accessories and paint colors and it’s coming along nicely!
However, now that I changed my colors, black/white/red my oven mitts above the stove didn’t fit the scheme. I still wanted something to hang above the stove, but didn’t know what…
Then this idea popped into my head! My Pioneer Woman kitchen towels have the colors I wanted to use, and this thin floral towel was more decorative than functional since it wasn’t as absorbent. It was the perfect backdrop for an art piece!
I chose the quote “You’re the bacon to my eggs” because it was the quote Ryan had our officiant say to describe us at our wedding, haha! I also had it inscribed in his wedding band, we are big breakfast food people 😉
If you want to make your own kitchen towel art (or even cloth napkins or hanker-chiefs), check out the simple directions below!
- Non-textured kitchen towel, cloth napkin or hank-chief
- Heat Transfer vinyl for Cutting Machine or ready-made iron on letters
- First I figured out my kitchen towel placement on the wall above my stove and determined the original size of the towel took up too much space on the wall. I cut my towel 11×14″ to fit the frame I purchased.
- I have a Silhouette machine to cut vinyl designs and lettering, so I designed my saying in the Silhouette program and cut it out. (On a cutting machine you cut out your letters backwards because it is flipped over to iron on your fabric) If you don’t have a Silhouette or Cricut machine, there are read-made letters you could iron on to your towel.
- I then followed the directions provided with my heat-transfer vinyl and ironed on the lettering to my towel.
- All that was left was to place my towel inside the frame and hang on the wall! So easy!