Kitchen Decorating Ideas: DIY Butcher Sign Tea Towel

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Disclosure: This project was completed as part of my partnership with Command Brand.  However, all opinions and ideas are my own.

Hello friends, I hope this day finds you well and the sun shining.  And if it is not shining, I hope you are at least smiling.

I am smiling as I write this post because this little spot in my kitchen is so me – and I love how it came out.   And it all started with a DIY tea towel that lead to a little bit of kitchen decorating.

Kitchen-Vignette

This space before was just boring.  I always wanted to hang something here, but I didn’t want to damage the cabinet.  I did not want to put in a hole – especially since I tend to change my mind quite a bit.  Once there is a hole in a cabinet – that is pretty permanent.

Before

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Then I came up with the idea to work with products from Command Brand.  I knew that would give me a solution for damage-free DIY.

And now…

After

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And this is a pretty easy project that you can do also.  Here are the steps.

Step One

Decide on your image and print it out on regular paper first and determine the size of your images and the layout.

Photo-Transfer-Tea-Towel

Step Two

Iron your towel. Spray it with a little bit of water to help get the folds out of the towel.

Step Three - Iron your tea towel

Step Three

Once you are comfortable with the size of the image, print it onto photo transfer paper. Then, cut them out carefully and follow the transfer instructions on the packaging to apply them to the towel.

 

Butcher-Sign-Tea-Towel

Step Four

After the images are transferred, fold a straight edge at the bottom of the towel and iron it flat.  Then, take the wooden dowel and use a hot glue gun to secure it to the bottom of the towel to act as a lightweight to keep it in place. ( Always follow the instructions and warnings provided by the glue
gun manufacturer.)

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Step Five

Determine where you want to hang the towel. Use a level and measuring tape to ensure straight lines and mark them using ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape.  Prep the wall or cabinet by cleaning the surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, wipe gently and let dry.

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Step Six

Remove the Command™ Clear Fridge Clips and adhesive strips from the packaging, and detach the strips from one another.

To attach the first clip, remove the blue liner and press the adhesive to the clip, making sure the tab is accessible for future removal.  Remove black “wall side” liner and press the clip firmly to the wall for 30 seconds, using the painter’s tape as your guide.  Do not adhere the clip to the tape, and remember to wait one hour before use.

Repeat for each of the three clips.  Remove the painters tape.

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Step Seven

When you are ready to hang the towel, slide the top into the Command™ Clear Fridge Clips.

 

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Step Eight

Plan the decorating around your towel.  I used a vintage bread board and chalkboard.  I used Command Brand Picture Hanging Strips.

To hang the first piece, prep the area by cleaning the surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, wipe gently and let dry.

Remove the Command™ Brand Picture Hanging Strips from the package and separate each strip. To form a set, connect two strips together until you hear a click.

Remove one green liner and position one set of strips on the back of the frame. Press the strip firmly against the back. Repeat with the remaining strips needed to hang the board.

Remove the remaining green liner(s) from the strips adhered to the back of the frame. Position the frame on the wall and press the front of the frame against the wall for 30 seconds.

Remove the board by grabbing at the bottom corners and pulling up and out towards you and wait one hour before remounting the board.

Repeat each of the series of steps for each piece you are hanging.

 

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And there you have it.

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Oh, and once I had it all in place, I decided it really needed a small table under it.  You can find the tutorial for my console table here.

Butcher-Sign-Tutorial

Now, the previously plain area brings some warmth and character to our white farmhouse kitchen.

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Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a great day.

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Disclosure: This project was completed as part of my partnership with Command Brand.  However, all opinions and ideas are my own.

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  1. says

    I love how you have decorated that wall of your kitchen. The tea towel idea is really sweet. I have used these strips on our new cabinets too and they work great. I recently added one to the backside of the valence over the kitchen window/sink area to hang an old wire egg basket. Thanks for sharing your decorating ideas. I hope you have a beautiful day. Pam

  2. Lisa~A Cottage To Me says

    Looks great! I want that towel, ha ha. Very cute and adds a nice touch to your kitchen!

  3. says

    Your kitchen is perfect with the sleek kitchen and the simple stools. The choice of bright color theme is popular for this minimalist area. White color is great for this kitchen design with small space. The ultramodern kitchen looks sleek and clean with the contemporary kitchen with the black simple stools. Kitchen Design for an Extraordinary

  4. Shannon M. says

    I adore this space Laura!!! I also love cows!!!! I think this may be a great way to hang small quilted wall hangings for all of us quilters that don’t want to damage our fabric!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Shannon M.

  5. says

    I love Command Strips – and the Fridge Clips are new to me! Very cool!! Those would be great for children’s artwork, too! Wish I’d had them when I HAD children’s artwork to hang! LOL

    Love your vignette!! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to, next! Happy Friday! :)

  6. Deneen@dreaming-n-color says

    I love the towel. Where did you get the images? Totally trans formed the space. Love command strips!

  7. says

    I love that area that you created and the table is just the perfect size!..the tea towel is over the top cute!…thanks for the tutorial…and gotta love those 3M command products….I think I have every conceivable one of them in my stash of hardware must haves!!…Have a wonderful weekend Laura!

  8. Ann Collver says

    What an inspiring little makeover. I’m afraid I’m guilty of overlooking little areas that could make the room look finished. It’s like you put a beautiful bow on the pretty wrapped package. Or the cherry and nuts on top of the whip cream. Thanks I’m going to go look for those little blank areas.

  9. says

    Just wanted to stop by from link party palooza and say hi! This project was really cute and it definitely added some character to that space! The images you picked are perfect! Have a great weekend!!
    Leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

  10. says

    That whole area looks so good now! I love your kitchen towel idea. Thank goodness for command hooks!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G’Day linky party. This post would be a great addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  11. says

    The tea towel looks store bought! Excellent job. I love how you went into detail on how to use each Command product and how you did this project. The best part is anyone can customize any towel with the design of their choice using the special paper.

  12. Jenny says

    Just found this on Pinterest, and I’d love to replicate. Could you share links to the images you used?

    Thanks so much!