A few months ago I bought these prints from this Etsy shop:
It felt good to support an artist from my home state of NJ and I was happy with the prints when they arrived in the mail however they never quite made it up on the wall. Between moving into our house and the summer starting up, they were tossed aside in a storage closet.
That was until my sister called me asking for some help with decorating her new apartment in the city. So I packed up my car with a few extra things that I didn't mind giving her including this tray. When she also mentioned needing something to hang above her new couch, I decided these prints would work.
And the nicest sister award goes to...Just kidding. :)
As for framing the prints, I had two of these frames that I found at a garage sale last year for about 5 bucks a piece (including the glass and some really ugly prints).
But they were showing some wear and tear.
.If you can see below, this one had a water stain on the fabric.
So I busted out some Annie Sloan chalk paint and painted the frames, even the fabric part
I also distressed them a bit too with sand paper.
Here are the prints hung up in her apartment:
They look great with the furniture and accessories in the room. I don't have a shot of it all together (boo) but I do have this close-up of some of the pillows and (part of) the couch so you can get an idea:
And check out this view she and her boyfriend have from their balcony:
By the way, the same Etsy shop is running a 40% off sale for a limited time in case some of her art speaks to you.
Here are a few other prints from the shop that I was admiring:
Do you have any favorite Etsy art shops?