Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pallet Wood and Dishtowel Wall Art

Recently we went to Portland, Oregon for a family wedding.  Because Monticello Antique Marketplace is very close to the airport, it's our first stop when we arrive in town.  We were lucky enough to get there during their Fall Show, which is always filled to the brim with great treasures!


One of the things I found was this great dishtowel.  I knew I wouldn't be using it as a dishtowel since the graphics were so cute.
We decided to make a frame for it using pallet wood.  It took two pallet boards to make the frame.


 I used my handy-dandy wood aging technique on the  inside edges where the cut marks were, so that they'd look old too.  (if you don't want to click the link, the secret is Apple Cider Vinegar and Steel wool) 

He cut a piece of hardboard to attach the dishtowel to.  We used spray adhesive on the board, then used a rolling pin to attach the dishtowel to the board.  We then put that in the frame, used  glazing points to hold it in, added some tape around the edges, and a wire stapled across the back to hang it.

The dishtowel was $8.  We had everything else on hand, so I'd say $8 for a neat piece of art is worth it!  :)
Thanks for your visit!

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  1. Really cute Pam, I keep forgetting about the dishtowels being framed when I see them!

  2. Someone is very clever! This turned out wonderfully! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. I love this!
    I wish I had some of the old dime store cloth calendars that were my mom's ...I'd frame those in a minute!
    This looks great.
    Nice job on that frame too. ;)

  4. Great detail, appreciated. Looks great on your wall.

  5. Love this so much, I've shared with my daughter. She's taken on a love for pallets, has quite a collection of them. Thanks for the visit. fondly ~lynne~

  6. That is too cute for a dishtowel! Luckily, you figured out that it's better as a decor than a dishtowel. I'll try to find some retro dishtowels and frame them too. Anyway, this could be a good addition to this

    I might find dishtowels with texts or images that suit the study. Thanks for the idea Pam! :)

  7. You guys are so clever!! Love the old dishtowel and I love the frame! Nice technique making it look aged!

  8. Pam,
    LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for sharing it at my party.



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