Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easy New Botanicals

This frame and it's twin previously held portraits of our kiddos, but when we were staging our house to sell, I replaced them with these botanical prints which were actually just pages from a calendar that I bought at a yard sale for a buck years ago.

They aren't bad, but I'm trying to create a more comfortable, less formal feeling in our living room and these were NOT furthering my mission!

I really didn't want to put up more pics of my kids since they are everywhere! By all means, I love my kids and looking at their sweet faces, but I needed something different to create some balance!

But, I needed something CHEAP!

I remembered taking tons of pics of flowers when we were in Seattle last summer and decided to try and use them.

So for the price of two 8x10 prints, I got this:

I like the corner much better now. I am trying to decide if I like the color of the frames. They could go cream....just not sure about that yet. I'm thinking of taking the gold undermat out also.

Never finished, but it definitely feels better than before!

By the way, I had to include a pic of the kids on Easter. What an awesome Easter weekend it was!! So glad to know that Jesus is RISEN!!!

Hopefully I'll have Part 2 of the Backyard Makeover posted tomorrow! You can see the pergola we built in Part 1 here.

Linking to DIY day, Posh Pieces and Today's Creative Blog.


Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

the flower prints are so beautiful. I live in the Seattle area, where did u take the pictures? I would love for you to share this at my Bring in the spring blog party.

MessyMissy said...

Wow, what a frugal craft!! Love it!!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Those prints are so pretty. I need some new pictures and things on my walls.