Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Towel Off

I dislike both my kitchen counters and dish-racks. 

Dish-racks are cumbersome and ugly; and while useful for holding and drying wet dishes,I'm too lazy to pull it out each time.   So most of the time, I just put the dishes on the counter and let the puddles form.  

My counter tops have a horrible brown pattern, that I'm happy to cover.

Then I saw the dishmats that Laurel  made, not only are they great for drying dishes but they let me display some fabrics I love (but have nothing else to do with) and hide my yucky counters!

I followed these directions to the letter.  It was very easy, and it would be a snap to do many variations.

How do your dishes dry?


Emily said...

Ugh, just wrote a long comment and it didn't post. So the short version is I love it, have a love/hate relationship with google's word verification :).

Kelly said...

We have a drying rack that stays out, but I have a love/hate relationship with it! Those are definitely cute!

Ps. Go over and enter my giveaway before it's too late :-)

Melissa said...

I lay out microfiber cloths and let them air dry on there. We don't have space for a drying rack :(

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love these. And, I totally tried to make one as a variation and it turned out HORRIBLE. I tried to use quilt binding and it just bunched up and ick. I should just follow the directions.

Lauren said...

What a neat idea! If only I sewed.. then I could make all your and Kim's great ideas! We do have a dish rack.. a necessary evil.

P.S. I want more house pictures! :)

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I hate the drying rack, so I'm a towel on the counter kinda gal. But my towels are ugly. I need to make something like this too!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

these look great!! i agree ... i'm not into the dish drying rack but i always have a cute dish towel ready for wet dishes. it makes doing dishes so much more fun! and i'll honestly say, i have way too many dish towels, but i love their colorfulness and spunk they add to my kitchen!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Where are you? I keep visiting... just thought you should know. =)