Monday, March 28, 2011

Pretty Up The Kitchen Counter

Today I am linking up at Life Made Lovely.
Here's a way we are trying to add a little bit of loveliness to our life-

I gave this as a gift to my husband.
It seems like a funny man gift.
But, my husband likes to do dishes for me.
And, he likes a nice looking, non-cluttered kitchen counter.
We decided to get rid of our dish drainer.
Less stuff & a cleaner look.

I used a clearance towel from Kmart for the bottom side.
I picked some sturdy & pretty fabrics from my way front.
I cut them into different sized blocks & sewed 'em together.
Then sewed the front & back, wrong sides together.
Flipped it & top stitched the edge & the center.
Done. Fast.
I'm gonna make another one soon,
with a cool dish towel that I have & use for the top.

When the dishes are dry, the towel can be put away
much easier than the old dish drainer.
It is also much easier to keep it clean.
Just throw it in the washing machine.
No need to scrub grossness off of the dish drainer all the time.

Simpler & lovelier.



Melissa Joy said...

I love this, Erin! Looks like Mother's Day gift ideas to me. :)

Stef said...

you did such a good job on the towel! I love how thick and sturdy it looks. We did the same thing... got rid of the dish strainer {its so bulky and always there and takes up SO much room}.

Vicki said...

What an awesome idea! I love that you can toss it in the washer every now and then and put it away when you don't need it--brilliant!

Erin Adams said...

Thanks ladies!!

Tinaratliff said...

Great idea. Makes the mundane a bit brighter:)

Nessa said...

oh I just made one of these too! How weird.

Charlotte said...

This is such a good idea and something I want to make too! I don't have a dish drainer because it is too bulky and usually use kitchen towels, but they get waterlogged pretty fast.

Nicollerobidart said...

I love it!! I would buy that!! Let me know if you ever decide to sell some~

Nicola S. said...

Love the towel idea, I'm going to have to try it.

Erin Adams said...

That is weird! Ha!

Erin Adams said...

Thanks Nicolle! I'll let you know. What colors do you like for your kitchen?

heather hamilton said...

i love this! having a cute mat like that would make me WANT to have dishes on the counter. :)