This DIY isn’t really a DIY, but so many people forget that they can recycle old frames and print really inexpensive prints off on Etsy. Today I’m going to share with you my easy vintage botanical prints in my recycled black frames. This whole process took under two hours and I only spent 11 dollars. 7 for the prints and 4 dollars to have them printed off at 12×16 size
Does anyone else feel the world has been ultra heavy lately? There is so much good change happening but yet I also feel so engulfed in darkness. I did take a week off from the blog as I just felt ‘heavy’. That heaviness still exists, but in the midst of it all, I still want to do DIY’s and bring them to you. So I hope you don’t think my continued posting is out of lack of empathy or care. I do, but I also need to keep on rolling as darkness can take over my heart and mind very quickly and I’m not productive when in that state.
Okay, now that I’ve gotten the emotional out of the way, lets start DIYing!
I realllllly wanted some beautiful black framed vintage botanicals in our home behind our sofa. But all the pictures I had come across were hundreds of dollars. So I did what I do best, I decided to make my own!
What You Will Need
- Spray Paint ( I like to use flat or satin )
- Old Frames. They can be plastic, wood, metal – whatever
- Printables. Here’s a link to mine.
- If you do not have frames, here’s a link to some awesome wood ones.
When spray painted any kind of surface, you want to give your item a wipe down. If it is really glossy, you’ll want to give a light hand sand. This step is optional, but It helps the spray paint adhere better.
I gave my wood frames two coats of my flat-black spray paint. You can use any kind of spray paint, but I like to use this brand.
Keep in mind, light coats is better than doing one heavy coat. In my experience spray painting you do not want to do heavy coats as it can get globby and run. It’s not a nice look.
Below is more botanicals I really like. Click on the photo to shop!
So, the frames dried but I realized that Staples printed the pictures at the wrong size, so In true Jess fashion, I couldn’t wait to hung them so I put the original botanicals back in.
I still got the other botanicals reprinted but they wont be ready until tomorrow afternoon, so I’ll update the blog tomorrow with the new botanicals!
Now I’m going to get back to nibbling on the 2-hour buns I just took out of my oven. Let me know what you think of my vintage botanical prints with the sharp black frames!