May 8, 2013 by drandmrso
My grandmother is a woman of many talents. Not least of which is her incredible aptitude for sewing; I am the proud owner of several blankets and quilts that she has made for me over the years. When I received a beautiful set of hand-embroidered dishcloths (one for every day of the week except Sunday, which is wash day) for my wedding, I knew right away that they would become a treasured heirloom and most certainly would not be cleaning up any spaghetti sauce spills. I have $1 Ikea rags for that.
So last year, when we moved into our new house, I dreamed up this little scheme to display the cloths above our sink:
It’s been an adequate solution. But a few weeks ago on Pinterest I saw this…
…and immediately became giddy at the thought of framing my heirlooms and putting them up on the bigger wall near our table in place of a framed painting that just never looked quite right on that wall.
I bought six 12″ x 12″ frames from Hobby Lobby that were originally $9.99 each for the stellar deal of half off! Then, since I didn’t want to alter or damage the actual dishcloths, I wrapped the cloth around the backing of each frame and used pins to secure the cloth in place.
I decided to remove the glass from the frames because it was just too hard to get the cloth to fit in the frame wrinkle-free. Maybe after they’ve been hanging this way for a couple of months the fabric will have relaxed a bit and I can put the glass back on. But I think they actually look really nice without the glass.
After I framed all six, I measured out the hangers on the wall and popped ’em up there:
This little project was a great success and really went exactly as I planned. When does that ever happen?!
How about you? What little projects are you tackling these days? For more Spring-time Pin-spiration, check out the other sponsors of the Spring Pinterest Challenge:
Emily at Sparkle Meets Pop beautifully reupholstered a chair.
Katie at Bower Power made a really cool 3D monogram on a large scale.
Renee at Red Bird Blue made a gorgeous doormat that could easily hang on the wall as art!