Free Botanicals + GIVEAWAY

by Sherry

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.


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 8×10 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

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style August 17, 2010 - 8:01 pm

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 August 17, 2010 - 8:23 pm

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 August 17, 2010 - 9:15 pm

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


Jennifer August 17, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Those look great!!!

Vanessa August 17, 2010 - 9:34 pm

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!

Low Tide High Style August 17, 2010 - 9:38 pm

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

Kat 🙂

sissie August 17, 2010 - 10:22 pm

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.


Nancy August 18, 2010 - 12:09 am


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!


Rhiannon August 18, 2010 - 12:20 am

the pix make a huge difference! looks great

[email protected] Charm August 18, 2010 - 12:55 am

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.


Days at Buttermilk Cottage August 18, 2010 - 1:05 am

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

[email protected] August 18, 2010 - 1:24 am

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

vignette design August 18, 2010 - 4:04 pm

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

Angie August 18, 2010 - 9:30 pm

These are gorgeous and look so great on that wall!

AntiqueChase August 19, 2010 - 5:07 am

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 August 19, 2010 - 3:17 pm

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

AntiqueChase August 19, 2010 - 7:33 pm

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 August 20, 2010 - 2:20 am

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

Mikey August 20, 2010 - 2:49 am

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 I added an update and links to them on their website to my blog.

claudie August 20, 2010 - 3:06 am

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

Nice and Easy Antiques August 20, 2010 - 4:09 am

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

Lavender Cottage August 20, 2010 - 10:07 am

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

[email protected] Porch Musings August 20, 2010 - 12:31 pm

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

[email protected] Cottage August 20, 2010 - 4:42 pm

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 August 23, 2010 - 3:44 pm

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) August 23, 2010 - 4:28 pm

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

Rhonda August 24, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Hi Sherry,

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

Love the mirror… love everything in the photo.


Heather Bredimus August 26, 2010 - 6:50 pm

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


Ellen October 4, 2012 - 4:15 pm


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