Sunday, September 2, 2012

~botanicals in our hallway~

A while ago I teamed up with some friends to do a project using pressed botanicals from the 1800's. If you missed the post you can read about it here.
Well since I can't seem to sit still or leave things be, last night I thought it would be fun to paint the frames black.

Here is the before:

I was inspired by this photo:


And here is the after:

 These are awful photos, I know.
I'm almost too embarrassed to post them, 
but you get the idea, lack of photography skills aside.....
 I also painted over the stripes and made a new coat rack.
{no, not all last night}

xoxo

13 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the botanicals and the black frames look perfect. The coat rack is super too. Hugs, Marty

AndeM1 said...

I think they look beautiful.....I have looked for some botanicals...no luck yet...but this post gives me hope!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

They look great! I have some from France but not in frames, they look good framed~Cheers Kim

Shelia said...

Oh, I love your botanicals and I think they show up much better in the black frames! :)
thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Love the vintage letters on the side... very original!
Nancy
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Things That Inspire said...

I was thinking the before looked pretty good - the green picks up the green of the botanical - but I think the black really takes them from good to great!

- Holly

Collette said...

Love them and love them even better dressed up in black! Can I just suggest for aesthetics that you alternate the botanical and the script, like a checkerboard effect on the wall? As you have them for some reason my eye seems to follow a heavier line of botanicals on the right and totally disregard the beautiful scripty stuff on the right. Maybe try top row: botanical/script, next row: script/botanical, repeat. May just strike a better balance...but that could just be me. :) Gorgeous either way! :)

bec said...

thats it ..I'm digging out my old flower press...these are so cute!
Bec x

Nancy said...

They look great! Can I ask where you got the lovely "horn" sconce?

Monica said...

Love the black frames AND the fact that you can't seem to leave things be :) xxo Monica

SHERRY HART said...

I love the new paint...I had gotten mine at Michaels on sale :).....have been thinking about changing that wall...I mean seriously it has been like that for 7 years! Can you believe that?
I bought some more of those at Scott's the other day...just cause she had them on sale for 15.00!

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