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Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint

Hi guys! Meg from Green With Decor here, and I’m excited to be back at The Kim Six Fix today. I have a fun DIY dishtowel project to share today.

I love white kitchens. When we renovated our kitchen a few years ago, we picked white cabinets, white counters and white backsplash. I love it and am still happy with our choices.

Plus it makes it easy to add pops of color to the space without worrying about anything not matching the white counters and cabinets. Big surprise, but most of my pops of color in the kitchen are green!

We needed some new dishtowels and after looking around, I decided to make my own.

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!



Here’s what you need for this project:
  • Plain white cotton dishtowels
  • Fabric paint (colors of your choice)
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Painter’s tape 

I always love DIY projects that are fun to make and are useful around the house.

I started by laying out the design on the dishtowels. I used painter’s tape to lay the stripes.

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

I taped a piece of painter’s tape to a piece of paper, using that as a makeshift stencil so the painted and plain white stripes would be the same width.

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

Something about having the stripes the same width makes the organizer in me happy! Of course, feel free to make the width of the stripes whatever size you want.

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

I chose to decorate about half of each towel, knowing the plain half would be hanging behind the front half anyway, so it wouldn’t matter if it was painted or not.

Shake your fabric paint to prep it for painting. Then use a foam brush to apply the paint to the towel.

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

I dabbed it on rather than using brush strokes. One coat was enough. I just filled in a few spots where the paint was a little thin.
Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

And here are the finished towels:

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint. This is so cute, I want to do this for towels in our kitchen!

I love the pop of color they add to the kitchen!

How do you add color to your kitchen?

If you like this post, check out how I made window valances for the kitchen from a shower curtain.

How to make window valances from a shower curtain

If you like painting projects, you may like this post about adding chalkboard paint to old thrift store trays.

Add chalkboard paint to old thrift store trays

And for another painting project, see how I updated this plain wooden tray:

How to add an initial and stripes to a plain tray


Thanks, Kim for having me today!


Give plain white dishtowels a new look with a little paint Reviewed by Meg - Green With Decor on 5:00 AM Rating: 5 Hi guys! Meg from Green With Decor here, and I’m excited to be back at The Kim Six Fix today. I ha...