Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Free Botanicals + GIVEAWAY

There are some big changes going on in our living room.  You haven't seen much of this room because I have never been totally happy with the results. Well, that is all about to change!  We just finished painting,  there are new drapes to hang and I have been looking at sofas and chairs.  This process may take a little while to complete so I will show one change I have made.

I recently posted about the trumeau mirror I painted and the blue and white plates hung on each side.  If you missed that post you can see it here.  I really like the plates but I felt the room really needed some color.


Before



After







The botanicals were found on-line at a royalty free site. I tweaked the pictures using Picasso so that the colors were more vibrant and the images were cropped so they would be larger. These were printed at home on textured photo paper that was purchased at a garage sale for 25 cents. I believe any good quality copy paper would work also.  The matted frames were purchased on clearance at Target for $2.50 each.

The total project cost $10.25!

Now, if you like these prints you can copy the ones below for your own project. Just right click on the image and "save as" to your stored pictures.  I enlarged my prints to 8x10 and printed without a border.





If you have not entered the CSN giveaway you can still enter HERE

Thanks for dropping by and I always love to hear from you.
xo, Sherry 

I will be joining the following lovely ladies and their parties.

29 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, those look really good. I love the colors. I have never printed and framed anything, but it may be time to start. Thanks for sharing these.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very vibrant colors, Sherry! I can't wait to see what you are doing in your living room, but I love that mirror and your side chairs.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh I just love these! I may have to steal your idea;)! They look so beautiful with your mirror!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Jennifer said...

Those look great!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh my goodness! Those are gorgeous and exactly what I have been looking for (for months!) for my dining room! Thank you so much for sharing them with us and for showing the progress on a room that looks absolutely beautiful already!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, those prints look perfect next to your gorgeous mirror! What a great idea!!

Kat :)

sissie said...

Hi Sherry!
First of all, I loved your mirror the first time you showed it and I still do. The prints look wonderful and add a lovely touch of color to your room.
I can't wait to see the completed look.

hugs
Sissie

Nancy said...

Sherry,

What a great idea you had, and the new prints look great adding so much color. I love old botanical prints (repros or not). Can't believe you got those frames for $2.50 a piece!

Nancy

Rhiannon said...

the pix make a huge difference! looks great

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Looking good...love how these beautiful prints look with your mirror...you now have one outstanding looking wall and best of all it was sooooo THRIFTY!!! HAPPY NTT...thanks for coming to my party.

Blessings,
Linda

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Beautiful. The prints look like a million dollars! Thanks for sharing your "tricks."
Susan

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

looks great!, the botanicals make a bold statement and are a huge difference from the plates {though the plates were pretty too}

vignette design said...

I can't believe you printed those! They look so wonderful. I will attempt to print them--thanks for the images! Great job!

Angie said...

These are gorgeous and look so great on that wall!

AntiqueChase said...

Sherry,
Thanks for finding me and leaving a comment on my new blog.. so appreciated! I just became a follower.. Love the prints on each side of the mirror... much nicer than the plates!

Deserae said...

Wow! Those prints are gorgeous...what a clever idea too! I can't wait to see more of the room!!!!!
~Des

AntiqueChase said...

Sherry~
Thanks for the comment about the spoons on my blog. I wanted to ask you a question (about your google translator) but don't see your email on your site or profile page. If you have a second could you email me? If not, no worries~

Shelia said...

Oh, this is a great project and they look wonderful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mikey said...

Nice. As always it's like flipping through one of my favorite Souther Living magazines. To answer your question--I got the bottle rack from www.Wisteria.com. I added an update and links to them on their website to my blog.

claudie said...

Nice to meet you Sherry.
I've never been here before, so pardon me if I didn't know what the before looked like. I'm all about colour, so I love what you've done.
Happy FFB
Love Claudie
xoxoxo

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

How smart are you??? They look totally awesome, nobody could ever guess their price!!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

The photos turned out really well. Just goes to show what a little ingenuity can accomplish.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The botanicals are beautiful. I love the change and that great mirror.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OH Sherry! This is "wonderful", and SO SWEET of you to share these beautiful botanical with us(I'm going to cry)... I am going to use them as small prints as teeny tiny as I can get them... "Thank you SO much"...Giant Hugs, Donna

Sue said...

Sherry, Your color palette is lovely and vibrant. I use several sites to obtain my free art. Each one has such different things to choose from. Would you mind sharing where yours came from?
~ Sue

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

They look great Sherry, and add a nice pop of color too!
Thanks for sharing, the room looks gorgeous!
Cindy

Rhonda said...

Hi Sherry,

I thought the plates looked great, but these colorful prints are just perfect!!!

Love the mirror... love everything in the photo.

Rhonda

Heather Bredimus said...

Hi Sherry! I found your site off of Today's Creative Blog. I love your craft! You are so talented! I just signed up to be your newest follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at www.modernfamilymagazine.com

-Heather-

Ellen said...

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THOSE PRINTS.
ELLEN