Farmhouse Style Ikea DIY Towel | 15 Days of Chalking, Part 4

Farmhouse Style Ikea DIY Towel

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

A few months ago, I went to Ikea with my sister, son, and niece.  Any day is a good one when you get to go to Ikea.  Am I right?

Anyway, one of the things I purchased was a set of four Elly dish towels.  I’m kicking myself that I didn’t buy a few more sets.

That’s not the point though.  I digress, as always.

I put them aside so no one would get stains all over them.

Funny story:  My daughter has a male friend who is recently divorced.  He came over to eat dinner and watch movies and he asked if it was okay to dry his hands on her dish towels or if they were just for display.  That’s a well-trained man!

Another funny thing is that he’s a deputy and before she knew him, he ticketed her for making a rolling stop.  He didn’t know she’s a 911 operator and she was on her way to work and running late.  Her co-workers gave her such grief when she arrived.

Sorry – I digress again.  I just thought that was so funny!

Back to the point now.

Since I’m doing my 15 days of chalking series, I had to chalk on at least one dish towel.

I chose the same farmers market transfer that I used on the Upcycled Market Basket.

If you haven’t yet purchased this huge set of transfers, you should!  There are more than 15 transfers included on one huge sheet.  So you can mix and match the designs and use them on all kinds of surfaces.

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

The Fall Vintage Truck Add-on is available HERE.  It’s a great bargain for so many transfers.

Be sure to check out this post to see how I used another part of this set.  Hint – You can still get in on the giveaway in that post!

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

I taped around the transfer with washi tape so no ink would get on the towel outside the transfer.

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Using the vertical small squeegee, I carefully applied the ink, drug the paste across the transfer, and scraped off the excess.

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Since I had never chalked on fabric before, I was a little nervous taking the tape off to see if it would look good or if I had just wasted both the towel and the ink.  I had to be careful since I had ink in my fingers.

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

Ta-da!  It turned out beautiful!

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

You have to let the ink dry or speed up the drying with a hair dryer.  I just let it sit for a few hours.

Once the ink is totally dry, it needs to be heat set.  A Cricut heat press would have only taken about 30 seconds, but I don’t have one so I used my iron with parchment paper on the cotton setting for four minutes on both the front and back, keeping the iron moving.  I couldn’t hold the iron with my right hand and take a photo with the same hand, so I just took it before ironing.

How to Make a Chalk Couture Farmhouse Style Ikea Elly dish towel tutorial at Knick of Time | knickoftime.net

I need to make another trip to Ikea to stock up on more dish towels, don’t you think!

Learn to Make Easy DIY Farmhouse Style Ikea Dish Towels with Chalk Couture Silkscreen Transfers! Easy Tutorial from Knick of Time

I’d love to hear what you think about this Farmhouse Style Ikea DIY Towel!

*This post contains links to my Chalk Couture shop, as well as Amazon, to help you find supplies.

Vaya con Dios,

 

 

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Comments

  1. Angie,
    Love this dish towel. Have never tried the chalking but am definitely
    going to give it a try. Thank you for another great project.
    What kind of paper did you use to put over it to iron over it?
    Kay

  2. It looks great, Angie! Happy weekend!

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Cute project, and i love your personal stories so keep them coming, your a hoot!!

  4. Where can I get the set of 15 stencils that you were talking about?
    Love your stuff so much

  5. The towels are really nice, Angie! I like the looks of the transfer on them. I am thinking I just can’t afford to purchase the supplies to start working with the transfers right now. They stencils seem rather expensive for my budget. Maybe at the first of next years things will look different. I sure would like to win the Dixie Belle giveaway, though!

  6. Lauren Marshall says:

    Am i correct – the transfers are like stencils, except they can be used only once? And do you have to use chalk paint or can you use any kind of paint?

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