Easy Framed Burlap Pictures

Today, after a crazy couple of weeks, I am finally posting again. The boys schedules have been jam packed and frankly that 14er had me a little tired.

I have been trying to get the first floor of our house decorated since we moved in December.  It is a slow process because when you first move in to a house, there is so much to buy.  Not to mention, August is one of the most expensive months of the year if you have school aged children.  I felt I was constantly writing checks; registration for school, signing up for sports, buying sports equipment, school clothes, shoes, cleats, the list goes on and on…..

If  someone gave ME a big check, I would paint a few more rooms in the house (we have painted 5 so far), buy a couple light fixtures, get new backsplash and marble countertops in the kitchen, maybe a farmhouse sink and new faucet, fix up my powder bathroom, and a couple other things, but the check fairy is not coming anytime soon (and I am no longer receiving a pay check), so I must find cheaper ways to decorate.

I love the traditional and French Country look (I also love incorporating modern pieces in with it as well) so sometimes I feel like my decorating style is all over the place.

When I was looking for new furniture for our house, I came across the cutest framed pictures at Nell Hills and Olathe Glass.  I did buy furniture at Nell HIlls and many decorative items at Olathe glass, but to pay over 50.00 per framed print seemed crazy and I knew I could do this on my own.

I have great luck with frames at Wal-Mart from the Better Homes and Gardens Collection.  They always have vintage looking frames and really cute items that you would not expect to be at Wal-Mart.  When I was shopping late last spring, I found the frame that was almost identical to the framed prints I loved.  The best part was that they were under 20.00 each.  Now I just needed the art to go in them.

For speciality items like art, thank you cards, stamps and unique gifts, Etsy.com is a great place to search.  I ended up finding a seller that sold me prints identical to the framed prints I found at Nell Hills and Olathe Glass.  My savings for the frame and print were more that half the cost of the stores and it looked identical.


I thought the newly framed prints looked great in the dining room!



imageI love how it turned out and the money I saved doing it myself!

Stayed tuned… My favorite season is just about here and I am getting ready to do some fun fall projects including a mantle banner and painted pumpkins!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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