Sunday, July 15, 2012

My New Sofa Print

 Awhile back I posted about needing inspiration on what to do with the area above my sofa?  You can go here if you missed it.  Well, after thinking it through I decided what I really wanted here was a larger picture. As a rule of thumb I typically don't buy art unless it has some specific meaning for me.  It's just the way I've always rolled.  But needing  wanting a big substantial piece of art to make an impact above the sofa was not going to be cheap for what I like.  So, I searched and searched for just the right deal and... 

...look what I found!  Now that really is a nice great big print, isn't it?

Just look at the size of this thing!  And oh my stars is that one big beautiful frame or what?
What, you say?
  Come on!  Don't you see the value in this?  Well, I certainly did! 
 Of course the picture does leave a bit to be desired though doesn't it?  LOL!  I had you going there didn't I? 
 However, I just could not pass up this picture from Hobby Lobby's clearance isle.

I especially couldn't pass it up when I also found a print that I loved too.  To my delight the print was the exact size I needed to fit inside the matting perfectly and was on sale for half off.  All I needed to do was change out the pictures.   It was a little easier said then done but went fairly smoothly and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. 

Here's a few closes up of the print after I finished putting it in the frame.  I bet you can see why I like it so much now right?

This photo shows a close up of how well the existing matting coordinated with my new print.  

Not to bad for just under $55.00 Total!  I think it was a steal considering the original picture was priced at $199.99 before it went on clearance.  I couldn't find anything wrong with this frame though some of the others did have some damage, but not all of them.  They had several of these on the clearance isle so I am assuming it was the original picture (art) that was not selling. 

Here it is on the wall above one of my sofa's.   It has the sailboats that I was looking for and even has a bit of Tuscan feel to it too.  I love it!

I am still thinking about if I'm going to add anything else to each side of the picture.  I've got plenty of sconces I already own that I could use but am not sold on the idea just yet.  Since I'm not sure if I want to do that or anything else we are just going to enjoy it as it is for now.  

I thought I'd share this with you all today for

Because this really was quite a BIG change for us in the den now having a great big picture in here.  I especially loved that I was able to do this on budget and share it with you as well.    I know most of you do this already, but always think outside the box when looking at framed art.  Sometimes the values is all in the frame.
Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think okay?
Have a great week!


  1. I think it looks great! That frame is a beauty. I also think the first picture would go great in a man cave. Your choice is perfect for your room. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh I love it. What a great frame and the boat art piece is just perfect. You did good. This looks wonderful on the wall. Perfect colors and just the right size. Hugs, Marty

  3. Mary, I love it!!! It is so YOU with the sailboats and the colors are perfect! I was a bit worried with the car for a moment! Ha! What an awesome deal!! You go girl!!!

  4. How pretty Mary! Just perfect for your room! Thanks so much for your sweet comment regarding Edislow...I seriously laughed out loud. Oh so true though. We had a blast though, and we enjoyed every minute of it. I will say we sure got a lot of blank stares from the locals..not sure what they made of us.

  5. Mary-What a great looking picture. Smart girl to go for the frame and then find the perfect picture to fit. Love it- xo Diana

  6. Hi Mary! Oh, your art work is so pretty and aren't you the clever one to see beyond the print inside. That is a beautiful frame too. I love how it looks over your sofa - perfect!
    Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. I love it Mary, how great to find both on sale like that and it worked out so well! How about plates on the sides? Just a suggestion if you don't want to use sconces again:) Love the colors of it too!

  8. Mary, It looks great! I never would have thought to switch the prints!!


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