Waffles in the bathroom..ha!


I dont know about you, but I think I would put a monogram on anything that would stand still long enough..really!
I love the look of going that extra mile to make it YOU and YOUR'S.
Friday I did nothing but window shop all day long and came home with some great ideas. I found some hand towels made with waffle weave just like my shower curtain and they had the sweetest linen trim with a monogram for 12.00. I needed two..ouch.


Then I remembered that I had saw these kitchen towels at Wal Mart for 3.00 for two!

Call them sold and wrap them up!

They were the perfect match with my shower curtain....say that aint' sweet for 3.00~
So I added a nice little trim to the bottom and you would never know they were once dish towels.


Saturday I spent the better part of my day with my sister Missy. She just so happens to have monogram machine and a huge heart to help me!

Look how sweet !

I love the crisp white against the soft linen.


 We are taking up bet's on who's gonna use these first with muddy hands...freshly painted fingernails...or drying off the cat......any takers?

82 comments:

  1. Oh Susie, I am loving all the yummy little ideas you are doing int this bathroom.
    I have been wanting to the same thing,except not monogram, but "his" and "hers" stitched on it.

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  2. Love this idea! My daughter has a monogram machine and she monograms these towels but I have never thought to have her add a trim to monogram. Thanks!

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  3. Very nice. I can't sew a lick so I will not be making this. They look really nice in the bathroom.

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  4. They're so beautiful now and look way more pricey than what you paid for them.

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  5. I LOVE your towels. Love that crisp white and beige with the monogram......so clean/neat/PotteryBarn- looking!! Don't you love when you do something on a shoestring and it turns out so good you wouldn't know that it cost $10 instead of $100!!

    You are soooo talented Miss Susie!!

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  6. Love. Love. Love this. I would love them in Black and grey for my bathroom.

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  7. You are so smart! They look fabulous. Let me ask you, are there any men who will put there hands on them? I fear that they wouldn't be safe in my house. :)

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  8. These turned out so great! I love the crisp clean bright white with the beige linen. And lucky you to have a sister with an embroidery machine! Great project.

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  9. Loving your endless ideas...this one is adorable just like all the rest!!

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  10. Love these towels, they are so cute!! Great job, 3.00!! awesome..you rock!

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  11. Very clever. Loving monogram is a requirement to be southern right? Let me tell you if my sister had the machine there wouldn't be anything in sight without a monogram. Good luck keeping them clean and ironed.

    Cha Cha

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  12. I do L-O-V-E monograms.
    I am thrilled with your waffle/linen towels!
    Wonderful work!
    My bet around here would be some unknown black grease substance that NEVER comes out.......
    annie

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  13. Beautiful and for that price you should get more as backups when the mud or fingernail polish or cat hits them :)
    tammy

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  14. Girl, these are too cute!!!

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  15. What a great idea - they look great.

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  16. Oh these are just so sweet! How perfect that your sister has a mongram machine. That's a solid investment! I know I'd be monograming everything that wasn't nailed down if I had one. Way to go making a potential $24 purchase into less than $5!

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  17. I just love monograms, I agree, I would monogram anything that walked by me!!!
    Love your towels, turned out beautiful!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  18. Ohhhhh! I love, I love. *Smiles*

    Susie they are so creative, fresh and really pretty. I just adore the monogram and waffle weave is always so nice to the touch.

    He! You are so right. So many of us had towels on the brain this week. It must a new year thing.

    Have a blessed evening. ~Melissa :)

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  19. so pretty and elegant and CHEAP! i love them!

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  20. Oh!!! Oh!!! Oh!!!

    Just lovely! I have a machine that DOES mongrams but I haven't the foggiest idea how to use it! It's like having chocolate you can't eat. Just a crying shame, right there...

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  21. WoW, your towels turned out AMAZING... I love all the kitchy in the bathroom! ;)

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  22. P E R F E C T I O N~

    I love monograms too. I only wish I had saved the pdf of ours we used for everything with our wedding. Anywho....I have now decided I need to find someone with a monogram machine and make nice ASAP. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  23. Well if someone does use them for muddy hands, at least you know how to make new ones! These are beautiful, love the monogram!
    ~Michelle

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  24. I love them! You are so lucky to have a sister with a monogramming machine. I love a good bargain.

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  25. They look perfect! And yes, in my house they wouldn't stay looking that way for long :). But it wouldn't stop me from hanging them and enjoying them!

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  26. These looks awesome!!! You are so talented.

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  27. I have the waffle weave shower curtain in our guest room and I also saw those very same towels at WM.
    The only difference is that I didn't think of doing what you did with them, darn it!
    I don't have a sister with an embroidery machine either, but maybe I could come up with something.
    I love your finished project. Lovely.

    Sissie

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  28. Love the towels! I wish I knew someone with a monogram machine. I see that monograms are big in blogland :)

    Olga

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  29. Love, love, L-O-V-E the idea! They are just fabulous. I too love a good monogram. Can't wait to see this all come together in an "after" shot of the bathroom. It is going to be gorgeous! ~mary~

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  30. I LOVE those!!! (And anything monogrammed, of course.) ;-)

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  31. I love them! I'm mad about monograms too... and we could "share" these, right? LOL (My last name begins with an "H" too! ---giggle)

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  32. Those turned out fabulous! I have to agree with you about monogramming everything. One more blog entry to add to my craft favorites. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. The towels are fabulous! Great idea and I must try it. sandi

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  34. Those are lovely. Woe betide the first one with muddy hands....

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  35. SO RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I may need to get some of those babies...if we could ever finish re-doing our bathroom! :-)

    Layla

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  36. They look wonderful. I will take two with a K on them. Ha ha just joking. They do look great.

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  37. Wow they look so great, a shame I never make anything for myself.

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  38. LOVE THEM!! What a fantastic idea!!
    Keep on sharing all these great tricks. :))

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  39. You are so creative and clever! Who would have ever thought??? I love those...

    hi-d

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  40. Wow, you totally changed the look of the dish towels! I am totally inspired and this supports my claim that I need a sewing machine! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  41. You could SOOOOOOO put these in Etsy! They are beautiful!!!!

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  42. everything is coming along so nicely!!! i love these new hand towels!! your cute bathroom is going to look just like a spa or hotel!!!

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  43. Hi Susie,

    Thank you for stopping by...it is a lot warmer here..thank goodness. The weather got so cold here for a while. It was just crazy cold. Luckily we have had weather in the upper 60's so at least we have been able to wear t shirts. We are longing for spring/summer to come soon!

    ~Joanna

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  44. Thanks for the step by step on this bathroom - I would love to get inside your mind for an hour and just pick at it!

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  45. These are so pretty and a great deal. I wouldn't have thought of it.

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  46. We'll be rivals, hehe. Zack is from Indiana so we are Colts fans. : )

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  47. Super cute. I have a monogram machine. Too bad for me that your monogrammer is your sister...I was going to offer a trade...monogramming for a painted sign. Ha!

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  48. these are gorgeous...what a fantastic idea.

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  49. I love these! I may use your idea!

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  50. Love how they turned out. I have a white waffle weave in my bathroom, too! May be borrowing this idea!

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  51. LOVE these Susie!! What a great idea!! I told our Facebook fans about them... So cute!!
    ~Whitney

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  52. Oh, Susieness! I love these little towels! You come up with the most wonderful ideas. Love the monograms! Your sister is so sweet to help you out! Waaa...now I'm coveting. That's a sin, isn't it? ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  53. ooh la la~
    Those are fab-u-lous!
    Totally wished I knew someone w/a monagram machine.

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  54. They look gorgeous!! I love it!!! I have an embroidery machine that I need to work on-I'm not good at it yet.

    Ruth

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  55. Those are beautiful! I'll definitely have to keep that trick in mind when I get my own place.

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  56. My husband tells everyone that I bought him some new towels for the bathroom, had his monogram put on them, hung them up and then told him if he used them I would kill him!

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  57. These are beautiful! You are so smart and creative! I never would have thought of it, but I sure will be trying it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. Lovely!!! You are a lucky lady to have a sweet sister with a monogram machine. :) They look fantastic!

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  59. These turned out so pretty, Susie! Who says cheapo towels from Walmart can't be elegant? Not me! :)

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  60. what an awesome idea -
    thanks for sharing

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  61. Yee haw! These look absolutely awesome!!

    Thank you for shopping at WalMart. Really. I so often read things that say something like "I hate WalMart" or "I never darken the door of WalMart." I often find wonderful things for very little money at WalMart, and I think the Waltons are a wonderful family. So I appreciate that you point out the good things you find there.

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  62. wonderful idea...love it!

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  63. I love the idea of adding trim with a monogram to a simple terry or waffle towel!

    I need a monogramming machine, I love personalizing things. Here is a post I did on monograms a while back:

    http://theclassywoman.blogspot.com/2009/09/monogram-monday.html

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  64. i love em.
    looks just fabulous.
    xo

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  65. I make lots of kitchen towels out of those, but it never crossed my mind to use them in the bathroom. Those turned out sooo cute! LOVE IT!

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  66. Sista,
    I would be happy to make a set of hand towels for your readers at $12.00 a set.

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  67. Cute, cute, cute! And no...you'd never know they had started out as dishtowels!

    PS...loved the video over @ Missy's! Y'all are too cute!

    ~Amanda

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  68. I AM IN LOVE! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! Lisa

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  69. What great tag-team work. You think of great ideas and your sister can help you produce them! Wonderful. I have no doubt it works both ways and talented as you both appear to be!

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  70. Very pretty!!

    Judy@cutest-little-things

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  71. i love the monograms! perfect!

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  72. Love, love, love them! I so want a machine to monogram ~ everything in sight!

    Jo

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  73. can i share your sister? - i would monogram EVERYTHING!!!

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  74. I also love monograms on everything! I am LOVING how your bathroom is turning out. It's fun watching all the details come into place.
    Rebecca of the R&W Gals

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  75. I have never thought to have her add a trim to monogram. Thanks!

    Work from home India

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  76. I love how thrifty this project is! If only I had access to a sewing machine with the monogramming feature (I almost bought one but then got the lesser version Doh!) I featured it on this week's Fab Friday Favorites . I hope you stop by, grab a button and stay and visit awhile.

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