A few weeks ago while my sister was visiting we decided to take a little road trip to a resort town not far from our city. We spent the day browsing antique stores and gorgeous little boutiques.
At our last stop of the day I came across this beautiful tea towel. I love the natural look of the linen, it has such a rustic and organic quality to it.
I knew I had to have it, but thought the message was too special to be hidden away under the kitchen sink. So I started thinking about where I could display it in our home.
I thought it would look beautiful framed in a simple wood frame in our bedroom. So I scooped it up and headed home with an easy DIY project for the mister.
I’m still debating where to hang it, but for now it looks beautiful perched on our dresser in our newly made-over bedroom.
- Staple Gun
- 1″ x 2″ piece of wood of your choice (length will depend on size of tea towel you have)
- Small ‘L’ brackets
- Measure tea towel and subtract 2″ in height and length. For the sake of this tutorial we will use the following example: if the towel is 18 x 28″, the measurement you will use for making the frame is 16 x 26″.
- Cut two pieces at 16″ creating a 45 degree angle on either end. Cut the other two at 26″ with 45 degree angles on either end.
- Lay out the frame on the ground and square it up.
- Using ‘L’ brackets secure each corner.
- Spray paint the frame any colour you choose (or stain it).
- Once it is dry stretch the tea towel across the back of the frame and staple all the way around, but being careful to keep it even. Turn it over and check it every once and a while to make sure you have it centred. If you make a mistake you can use a screwdriver to remove the staples and start again!