I'm so behind all showing some of my living room transformations.
For those that have missed it, I am taking my home back to the cottage style I adore! Plus I'm bucking the current trends and bringing back my favorite colors....reds, greens, browns and golds! :)
My no-sew curtains have been the perfect inspiration for my living room!
They encompass everything I adore!!
Red, green, brown AND gold! Does it get any better! :)
So, of course, I've had to make other changes to get the warm, cozy and inviting look I'm going for. Those changes must come on a very tight budget!
I found a new antique store not long ago that had some really great prices and alot of stuff right up my alley. Like these vintage bird prints.
They were only $3 each....which I thought was pretty fantastic!
The larger one had some stains on the bottom left, but I knew immediately how I would hide those. Plus the frames I was not loving. They are plastic. But worse yet...they LOOK like plastic.
As any blogger knows, the quickest and cheapest way to transform just about anything is with spray paint! :)
I took them apart and gave both frames a quick spray with Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and then lightly misted them with a goldish color spray paint. The gold color was VERY light and just added dimension to the frames.
Excuse my horrendous carpet. It's BAD! I may have mentioned a
few hundred couple times I REALLY want Bamboo floors.
It's amazing how spray paint took these pictures from cheesy to quite pretty if I don't say so myself! I am totally loving these bird prints now. :)
I decided to keep the matte on the larger picture. And my solution to cover the stains was to lean the smaller print in front of the larger one.
If you've been following me for a bit, you might remember my Pottery Barn steals back in February where I got this tray for $6.97 on clearance.
I knew when I bought it that I wanted to lean it on a shelf as a back drop. But at that time, even I couldn't have imagined how perfect it would be with my future bird prints! :)
I got the adorable little bird cage at Michael's recently for 50% off, which made it around $5.
I am a firm believer in plants in decor!!!! Real or fake. I can't say that enough!
Plants just add a warmth that you can't get any other way. They fill dead space. When in doubt....add a plant! :)
I got my little pot at the Christmas Tree Shop for $2 and believe it or not, I got the fake plant at the Dollar Tree. I just took it out of the cheap pot it was in and stuck it in this one. It's not that bad for a fakey.
So, my whole vignette came in at around $21. I had all these items here already except the bird prints, but I went ahead and included the prices of everything since they weren't terribly old.
I think it looks like a million bucks. ;)
So....would have bought these cheesy plastic framed prints? Or would have walked right past them?
There was a day not long ago, pre-blogging, I wouldn't have been able to see the potential.