Wednesday, February 16, 2011

No Paint Kitchen Subway Art and "natural" Sunburst Mirror

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week.

I'm so excited to share with you my no-paint kitchen subway art!

I love subway art floating around blogland. But, it looked like a lot of work!

I mean, A LOT. More than I could possibly handle and still stay sane.

Then, I stumbled across this kitchen towel in the clearance section of my favorite store, Target. $2! Outstanding. I bought a frame, also on clearance ($3) and ran home to try it out.

Only, the frame wasn't very big. I wasn't getting all the words in that I wanted to! Augh! What's a girl to do?
Well, I sadly put the project aside. Sigh. I was so excited! Don't you hate when things just don't work out exactly like you want them to?

But, I had some time to kill while the kiddos were at preschool this morning...and I found this frame for $4 on clearance at JoAnn's! Woo-hoo!

I ran home and made it work. A little trimming of the towel and some spray-tack later, I had my lovely no-paint subway art!

Remember that other frame I bought at Target? Never fear! I put it to good use! I finally tried my hand at freezer paper stencils...first time! It worked great. 

Again, I used a towel I bought at Ikea for like, $1 per towel. The image is from The Graphics Fairy. Love that gal. 

I mixed some black with some pearly white paint and just dabbed it on with a foam brush. After it dried, I removed the freezer paper and ta-da! More lovely kitchen art. 

I'm pretty happy with my new kitchen art!

Now, on to the second project. Remember my first attempt at a sunburst mirror? Well, I had another mirror...and all these sticks leftover from a Christmas project. So, I decided to go "natural" with my sunburst this time.

I like it. It's kind of reminding me of Halloween....but for now, we'll keep it.

Yes, I'm that lazy. And...I used a humungo nail on the wall and I don't feel like patching it up! Heh. Shhhh...don't tell hubs.

It's a Keeper


  1. I LOVE the kitchen pieces!!! Makes me want to run out to my Target and see if they have any of those towels. They'd make sure a cute wedding shower gift!

  2. I love the twigs. I tried something similar and it turned out to be a jumbled mess. Yours looks great thought.

  3. I like the mirror! "Natural" sunburst mirror....I believe it is a first! Towels framed are a great idea too !

  4. Those are so cute Meg and I love the mirror, the twigs are perfect!

  5. Have you thought of maybe spray painting the twigs silver?

  6. Love the twigs and the towel art is so cool!

  7. i love it all, especially the kitchen decor. i have a link party going on until tomorrow night it you want to share.

  8. I love your kitchen frames - they look great together (and they would look even better in my kitchen tee hee hee)! I like your mirror too!

  9. I LOVE,LOVE the kitchen pieces! AND THE twigs.

    Extreme Personal Measures

  10. Wow...You've been a busy girl! All three of your projects are fabulous Meg!

    Take care,

  11. Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  12. All of it looks great! Love your freezer paper painting! Thanks for linking up.

  13. i am loving your natural/rustic sunburst mirror! like most things with me, it takes me a long time to like a trend...and now i really like sunburst mirrors. i will have to try my hand at one, i think. yours is some great inspiration!

  14. Love the Graphics Fairy TOO! I would have never thought to use a towel. How cute!

  15. Your kitchen art turned out fantastic! What a smart and simple idea to use towels in frames. And I like the rustic look of your newest sunburst mirror.

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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