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Monday, January 23, 2012

Fresh Look: breakfast room prints

One of my goals for the new year is to freshen up some areas of our home.

There’s a narrow wall on each side of the bay window in our breakfast room and these prints have been hanging there forever. There are two of them – one on each side of the bay window and they fit perfectly. But is was time to freshen up the look.

I painted the frames white and used pressed ferns for an overall cleaner and brighter look.

Instead of cutting a new matte board, I placed the new paper on top of the old matte leaving just the edge of the original border showing. Much easier than cutting new matte board.

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The difference is amazing. The new prints brighten up the entire wall. I tried to get a photo of the entire bay window and both prints but there was too much sunlight coming in through the window – which I guess is the point of a pretty bay window.

Now that my first “fresh look” project for 2012 is done, I can’t wait to freshen up more areas.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. I love the new update Carolyn. It really is so pretty and fresh. I had taken some of our ferns and framed in double glass frames once and liked them but I like these even more. The paint really changed them up.

    Have a great week...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

  2. Amazing how painting the frame and adding the bright green ferns made such a difference!

  3. Love it, Carolyn!

  4. Very lovely! I've used pressed ferns and leaves in my home decor too, and it's such a pretty look.

  5. I need to update some things too and these are so fresh and clean...just love them. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

  6. Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up!


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