Thursday, February 25, 2010

my creative space ... on the wall

This week, I've been printing, printing, printing - a new larger version of my vintage tram roll menu tea towel. I've been wanting a larger version of this design for a few reasons - I love typography, quite a few people asked for it (which is nice) and I have had a bit of a framing idea in mind for a while ...

 

I found a great frame at a bargain shop for 20 bucks, with some really lovely people on it ....!
{Note: The dimensions of the printed area of the tea towel are 21.5cm (8.5 inches) x 51cm (20 inches). The dimensions of the frame (inside) I used are 28cm (11 inches) x 60cm (23.5 inches).}

 
Step 1 - remove the back of the frame, as well as the "lovely people" and mounting board. 
Step 2 - glue or tape the cardboard that the people are on to the mounting board to create a firm board to wrap your tea towel around.
Step 3 - align the print of the tea towel to the board you have created.
Step 4 - attach tea towel to the board - I used double sided tape (the kind you might use to hold yourself in a strapless dress, as it adheres to anything!) but you could use glue or whatever you have really.

 

Finally, put the lot in the frame, and put the back on it ... you're ready to hang it in your kitchen (or where-ever). 


Voila! 
... a bit of art for my favourite corner of the kitchen!
Tea towels available here and here.
(free postage for Australian orders)

For more creative spaces, or to join in, click on over to Kirsty's at Kootoyoo.

47 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That looks fabulouso on the wall Nic. I wish I had a kitchen wall!

Vic said...

Oh Nic that looks SO GOOD! I just love it/want it. ;) (kitchen included...)

Beautiful.

Jennie said...

Love it! And love the Kitchen Aid too!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Love it!!!I am off to buy one right now!!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Framing a tea towel... you and curlypops are awesome thinkers!!

xo Steph

lisa stubbs said...

looks fantastic! and what a bargain the frame was, fab!

Kirsty said...

It looks great in the frame.

Totally unrelated...I LOVE your dough board.

rosiecasie said...

Yay! You did it, I love it and I'm off to get mine now.

Tweed Delights said...

Looks great framed - a work of art! :)

74 Lime Lane said...

It's gorgeous Nic. Looks fabulous.

Linda said...

oh I love this Nic it looks stunning!

Christina said...

It looks fantastic! Great job! :)

missy_minzy said...

Your masterpiece and the frame work so well. They look just perfect in your kitchen, Nic!

Caroline said...

Wow - this is the most favourite thing I have seen all week. I have french posters in my kitchen so obviously I need something like this too....

Tracey said...

cute, so simple and fabulous xox

Sally said...

Geez - your print looks wonderful all framed in the kitchen. Brilliant. Must be a satisfying feeling everytime you walk out for your morning cuppa to see an example of your fine work.

Michelle said...

Looks fabulous.

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

looks great. tea towels really truly do have an infinite number of purposes! xo m.

teddybearswednesday said...

What a stunning wall, in that special corner! Looks great Nic

Posie Patchwork said...

Gorgeous!! Love the red KitchenAid, snap, just like mine!! Can't say my Olympic projects for year 3 twins on my post today, was exactly up there with your wall art!! Love Posie

midge said...

it looks fantastic. i wish i had a bare wall in the cluttered space i call my kitchen. might have to create a spot

Gina said...

Really love it, particularly framed. Well done Nic!! Look forward to seeing that one at the show :-)

Amanda said...

That is so funny as when I saw your new tea towel post the other day, I immediately thought it would look great framed in my dining room!! Great minds think alike :) Can you please share the dimensions of the frame you used with us? Looks like I might be ordering one of your lovely teatowels soon!!! :) x

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

i LOVE your tea towel, and i LOVE how you've framed it.

Kylie said...

OMG I love it! So fabulous and wonderful. Will place order now :)) K

Kuka said...

this looks fantastic!
And I'd love to see more of your kitchen - from this corner it looks fabulous!

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

What a clever idea to use the teatowel in this other way! Love the print...

Aussie-waffler said...

That looks really fantastic and I just love your corner with the contrast of the black and white and your gorgeous red Kitchen Aid (soooo jealous).

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Your tea towels are certainly frame worthy Nic, they are all works of art! Mine is just too precious to use on dishes and I have it packed away for a special project for the new house.

Jetta's Nest said...

Oh I love this, it looks fantastic!

Sarah said...

Stunning and so striking in your lovely kitchen.

Tania said...

The big print looks ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! Can't get enough of that type...

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Its a beauty - what a fantastic piece of art to have on your kitchen wall.

(Just quietly though, what happened to the "lovely people"? Personally I think he looked like he knew his number was up. De-framed ... the ultimate indignity!)

Violet and Rose said...

I have a white frame that i bought for something else that didnt fit it. I'm going to measure it because THAT looks AWESOME!

My One Brown Mouse said...

Ooo... I love that T Towel in the frame!
Id like one of those in my kitchen.
Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Fabulous! It is a shame to discard those lovely people though ;) xox

Jenifir said...

Love, love, love it!
I loved the tea towel to begin with and framed it is really fabulous.
Thanks for visiting my blog with your helpful comments. I have one more question: Spray glue on the wall paper or the magnet board?

Wendy said...

Fab. U. Lous. Having some serious tea-towel-envy this morning!

Love Sundays said...

Great work, I love it and have just purchased one now, great price too, thank you

Ren

Rosalind said...

Looks fab on your wall!

june at noon said...

It looks so great, wonderful idea to frame it!

tortagialla said...

Very cool! I love how a little framed piece can add so much...woohoo!

Brenda said...

I am loving that idea!

m.e (Cathie) said...

Very NICE Nic!!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Looks brilliant! That is just like the corner I'd be putting it in in my kitchen, now I know how good it will look!

Corrie said...

ok I love it and now need a black tea towel! looks amazing, straight out of a home magazine

Corrie;)

Cherie said...

Stunning totally stunning - black cloth and framed, WOW!!! Congratulations;)