10.28.2011

MONEY WELL SPENT

I shared my love for this book back in the summer.  
You can read about how I already put it to good use here.  
I have been itching to add something to the walls on either side of these french doors for some time now.


I picked up four of these simple black frames at Target recently for $10.00 each.
But, you know me, I can never leave well enough alone.


So, of course, I broke out the old trusty tube of Rub N' Buff and gave them a little makeover.  I liked the simplicity of the frames and the price was right too, but I wanted them to be a tad more elegant looking. 


Here they are now.  




 I even like the way they peek through when the doors are open.  


My husband practically forbids me from hanging things myself (bad track record). 
This wall was originally the outside wall of our house.  The office used to be a sunporch.  
Therefore, the wall is plaster over solid brick. Not the easiest surface to work with.  
I decided the super strong command strips would be the best bet.
It costs me a total of $12.00 to purchase enough command strips to hang all four prints, but it sure beats the several hundred holes I would have made in the wall while attempting to hang these puppies.  

I noticed the talented Emily A. Clark framed pages from this book too. 
I love the clean lines of her frames and they look great even without mats.  


And my friend used a few of the pages in her dining room. 


If you are looking for inexpensive, but beautiful artwork for your walls, 
I would consider purchasing this book.  It will certainly be money well spent. 

Hope you all have a great weekend! I am looking forward to continuing 
the birthday celebration for my five year old.  

10 comments:

  1. oooh awesome! love the colors and prints and the butterflies especially!

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  2. I love what you did to the frames. Nice idea too! Simple artwork : )

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  3. You are right money well spent...They look great!

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  4. Those are amazing and the color is insane! I'm currently going through an insect loving phase (even put them in my giveaway) and these are right up my alley. I think my dining room could benefit from these prints for sure!

    Oh, so I tried to get my hands on some rub and buff finally. Looks like I'll have to order it since I can't get the color I'm after in my area. Shocking. You've proven to me there isn't anything you can't rub and buff. I'm just waiting to see a post from you where you've given yourself a gold rub and buff tooth, ha!

    Wow - sorry for the insanely long post!

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  5. I love the prints you chose to frame. The colors are great!

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  6. Great look. I love the colors and your frames turned out really great as well. Happy weekend!

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  7. My parents-in-law's decorator used botanicals just like these and they were NOT inexpensive....this was a great DIY! Love how they look with the Rub-n-Buff!

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  8. Gorgeous!!! love the rub n buff, makes all the difference! Very classy!

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  9. These look amazing! The rub n' buff is the perfect touch!

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  10. Hi Andrea, I just wanted to let you know that I loved this project and along with a famous Domino room you inspired me to make my own :) You can see it here:

    http://www.mysocalledhome.com/2012/01/finished-bathroom-art.html

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