Sunday, January 2, 2011

Eclectic chic botanical wall art....

Everyone who comes into my home walks around saying, "I love that, and that, and that". I cringe and say "oh, I hate that, but I have nothing else to put there". Well.....I did a piece yesterday that I can honestly say I LOVE! I have this very large space on my bathroom/laundry room wall that needed a very large piece. Of course everything I would see cost a fortune. So, like usual, it was the middle of the night and an idea popped into my head that would only cost me $1. Yup, that was not a typo...$1.

It is similar to the wall art I recently showed that I did for another bathroom of mine. You can see that HERE. Although the two are the same concept, they are completely different and unique in their own way.

I started with my $1 window. It had one broken pane, so I knocked all of them out. I cleaned up the frame by sanding off any loose paint.

I took vintage cedar I had laying around, cut it to size, painted it white, and distressed it. I printed images from the GRAPHICS FAIRY and decopodged them to the wood. The TUTORIAL for doing this can be seen on the above mentioned wall art I did for my other bathroom.

Here is what I came up with....

The room this art is hanging , is fully renovated, but I am going to hold off on posting about it because there are a few changes I am making....

So, if you have been wondering what you can do with old windows, here it is. Cheap and something you will love hanging in your home.

Take care,

Linking here:
Funky Junk Interiors
A Little Lovely Bug
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Common Ground
French Country Cottage
Finding Fabulous
My Romantic Home
It's so Very Cheri
A Little Knick Knack
The DIY Showoff


  1. That is such a cool idea! I love the prints I see on Graphics Fairy too and you have put them to use in such a creative way! Great job!

  2. Lisa this is inspired and fabulous! What a great thrifty project. I love it!! Sonia :)

  3. This is so clever! Isn't the Graphics Fairy just awesome? And your pink number dresser is GORGEOUS! I love what you did with it! Just beautiful!

  4. I love the botanical prints! The light coloured graphics look great against the chocolate coloured wall. What a great way to display art!

  5. Love this, Lisa! It's a great way to highlight some fun art. SO happy you've got lots of your followers back (:

  6. Oh wow, that is too fabulous!!!
    I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be bragging about you tomorrow! I'm featuring your fabulous French Wall art piece on my Brag Monday post.

  7. Hey Lisa! This is awesome! What a original way to display art! I love "Graphics Fairy"! I've been using in quite a bit, recently. Looks great! Congrats on the feature, as well! xx

  8. Hi there Lisa~ Love this idea! I love old windows and have one nearly identical to yours that I was moving around today! :) Yours looks so pretty with the little prints in each pane- such a great idea! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

  9. I love your botanical window! What a fun and cleaver idea! I received an old 6 pane window from my mom awhile back, and I added prints of roses that I found in a book ($1 at the library's used book sale!) to each pane. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  10. I love old window projects!! What a cool idea to use old photos to decorate it with. Thanks for sharing it!

  11. Nice, Lisa! I LOVE it!!! (We're getting a wonderful response to your giveaway! I hope you can check out some of the comments!)

  12. It most be fun a a guest to see all your art. It's probably overwhelming the amount of art you have in your home. Would be fun though to see it all.

    -Zane of ontario honey