I had a group of blue botanicals that I framed a few years ago. Using frames from Hobby Lobby and having mats cut myself, I saved a ton of money over custom framing. Not surprised at that, are you? I love to find frugal ways to do things around the home.
So, when I moved in my new bedroom, those blue botanicals just seemed a little stale and I really loved the idea of some brighter green botanicals, so I hunted some down at Scott Antiques one month. I paid $10 a piece for these vintage botanical bookplates of ferns.
Here are all 3 of the originals. I love their vibrant colors.
But, they were a tad too small for my frames. In talking to one of my décor friend, Maureen, she knows a thing or 2 about enlarging prints, so I scanned them and sent them to her and just that fast, she had them enlarged and sent off to print on some nice paper. I was so excited at how they turned out.
To install them, I took off the paper backing. Don’t really need it anyway, it’s not shown once hung on the wall.
And then simply take off the old print and place the new one on, taping it around the back. Add the cardboard backing back on and staple it in and they are ready to hang up again.
Tada! New green botanicals.
I used a standard 16×20 frame and then had mats cut to fit my prints and these look nice and custom. I love these frames from Hobby Lobby, although I don’t think they carry these anymore.
Another shot at the TV wall.
I really love my bedroom, did I mention that? It’s such a peaceful place for me.
So glad to have a nice big bedroom too.
The colors make me happy.
And that’s the little update on my new green botanicals. It’s really easy to change things out like this, so this is something anyone can try. I’ve always loved the look of botanicals, they are classic and timeless.
Do you like botanicals too?