Awhile back D an I were at Restoration Hardware, one of our favorite stores, and I saw these botanical pressings and fell in love with them. Unfortunately, how do I put it, I’m cheap or better yet, thrifty and I stored the idea in the back of my mind for future use.
As I continue to work on our living room I’m realizing that we need more interest on our walls. We have a smaller wall that is bare and I thought it would be just the perfect place for my version of botanical pressings and this is what I came up with.
I started with picking up a few frames at Goodwill that cost anywhere from 99 cents to $2.99. After taking them all apart I primed the frames and then spray painted them Heirloom White and let them dry. Once they were dry I fitted each one with the leaves I felt best suited their size and look and wrapped the back board in a muslin fabric to add texture.
From here I added Annie Sloan’s Soft Dark Wax to each frame to give it an antique feeling and I love the way they turned out.
After spreading them out on the coffee table to figure out where they would go, I mounted them on the wall.
This was a really simple and cost-effective project that added a whole lot more life and interest to the walls of our living room.
I only have two more projects to finish before the living room is finished! I’m getting really excited and I can’t wait to reveal it to you all!