Eiffel Tower Print

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Have you noticed that my definition of soon ranges anywhere from a couple of days to like 10 months? I’ll use the pantry as an example. Do you remember when my dad replaced the light in the pantry and I said, “Oh man, I’m so close! Hopefully I can get those last few projects finished up, so we can have a final pantry reveal soon!” Yeah, that was April 9th – it’s now 2+ months later and nada.
So, if you saw this post on my facebook last week you probably figured soon actually meant 3 months from now.

Not this time! Soon actually meant soon!
Let’s jump back to my office makeover – when we last left off I still needed artwork.  I loved this print from Etsy, but I needed a portrait-oriented print and this one is landscape (and I’m too cheap to spend $30). It just so happens that one of my friends takes amazing photographs and loves to travel (Hi Scott!). So, I asked him if he had any pictures of the Eiffel Tower/Paris that I could print and hang. He sent me a folder of pictures and after some thought I picked an up close shot of the Eiffel Tower. I cropped the photo to fit an 8x10 frame and had it printed in black and white.

The frame is a Salvation Army find that I’ve been hoarding for this project for months. It used to be an ugly gold/brown color, so I spray painted it white. The mat was included, but with the white frame it’s really noticeable that it’s yellowed. I’ll probably need to replace that.
Anyway, here’s the first official piece of office artwork (not counting the chalkboard):

It’s nice to finally get something up on the walls, but I have a lot more to hang. I’m pushing for a Paris trip next year, so hopefully someday I’ll be able to replace this picture with one of my own. Until then, I’m glad I have friends that travel the world and own really nice cameras =)

Cost
Photograph –  $0 (Thanks Scott!)
Print – Walgreens $1.99 $0
Frame – Salvation Army $7.00 $4.90 (30% off sale)

Total $4.90


10 comments:

  1. That looks great! What a deal. :) Megan

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  2. Fantastic picture and thrifty idea!

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  3. We bought a new comforter set a year ago March. Guess where it sits? Not on the bed, but on a divan we have in the alcove. I would take before photos, but I can't post them because that would stress the hubs. He has to hammer in all sorts of nail pops before he paints the room the color I picked out about a month after buying the comforter. Here's the thing though, I really want a white comforter, and I found one (YOURS!) that I may get. It would still go with the paint color...In other words, I'm a procrastinator and an avoider too. Like you didn't know that! ;)

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  4. Love it! That frame is a great find!

    Try painting the mat with a dry brush. Wouldn't hurt to try.

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  5. Great photo, I love the angle. And the frame looks great, really modern. I'm trying to make my own Banksy style prints of the kids at the moment (UK street artist who's massively famous over here), just fiddling around with free settings on Picasa. If it works out I'll probably post on it.

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  6. What a great pic, I love the low angle of it!

    I know how you feel, I have been terrible lately with blogging and projects. I hope to soon get my groove back! :)

    Jodi

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  7. Paris next year?
    And here I was thinking you'd never ask! It's going to be so romantic!
    Though I won't lie. I will be singing Anastasia inspired jingles on top of the buildings. And I will dance in the streets, filled with jubilation. (good word right???)

    Anyhoot. I love the frame and the photo. Wall art is oddly one of the most challenging things to come up with. Neutral black and white is a fabulous solution! Looks marvelous!

    Oooolala! (I hope you subject your boyfriend to watching Anastasia this weekend)

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  8. I have actually spray painted a mat, it was an ugly country blue. It wasn't usable in that color for me so I sprayed it a glossy white. Believe it or not it came out great. Worth a try.

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