As is the case with so many posts, I happened to find the perfect picture to illustrate the clever re-purposing of kitchen textiles minutes after my deadline. However, there's more to Michaela's vignette than pretty tea towels. The whole thing consists of everyday objects styled for a happy impact. A perfect look to imitate for a renter banned from painting!
Michaela anchored her vignette with the lively modern pattern of Marimekko's Kanteleen Kutsu orange tea towel set. For a similar look, you can pick up canvas stretchers or a pre-made canvas at any local craft or art supply store. Stretch the tea towel over the canvas and affix to the back using a staple gun. She also worked in another kitchen special, trays, propping them up as art so that their designs can be enjoyed when they're not in use.
Rather than being tucked away in a bookshelf, Michaela also displayed her cookbooks cover side out so that they add to the scene's vibrancy. While the covers pick up on the surrounding colors, the realistic element of the photographs adds a slightly more grown-up note to the vignette.
The paint chip sample rainbow is the cherry on top!
Check out more of Michaela's awesome work on her Flickr page.
Image: Flickr member misspfui used with permission.