DIY Over-Sized Art from a Free Printable…and the picture frame that made me cry

UPDATE You can now download my full-size, high-resolution edited heron artwork as a FREE printable here. Before I get into how an inanimate object brought me to tears, let’s talk about this artwork. If you’ve been following along with the living-dining room makeover at my parent’s house, you might recall I was initially planning to...…READ MORE

Free Scientific Plant Printables…and an awesome new source

I bookmarked an amazing site a few years ago though only got around to checking it out properly just recently. It’s called Plant Illustrations and, as the name suggests, is an extensive online catalogue of public domain scientific plant illustrations scanned from old books. One of the great things about this site is its search...…READ MORE

A Famous Bird Illustration…and where to get your own (for FREE!)

If you follow me socially you may have already seen a little snippet of this project. I wasn’t going to dedicate a whole blog post to it, though in the end I decided it really does deserve one. Ages ago you might recall I published a post about the work of naturalist James John Audubon...…READ MORE

DIY Quote Art…and free printable sign!

Ever since spying a collection of antique-style typographic signs in a boutique homewares store a few years back my love for their understated appeal has done nothing but blossom. It seems the charm of these simple yet striking pieces also isn’t lost on others, as over the last few months I’ve been seeing them more...…READ MORE

Create Your Own FREE Art Paintings (from photographs)!

In keeping with my completely, absolutely, totally not weird obsession with budget-friendly wall art I wanted to share a really cool and easy way to create your very own custom ‘paintings’. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the concept of digitally turning photos into paintings, and maybe some of you have already played...…READ MORE

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar Wall Chart

Just in case you’re wondering…yep, this is a re-post of my project from last year. I wanted to share it again, a little earlier on in November this time around, to give everyone a better chance of getting it completed before December 1st. I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. So, it seemed...…READ MORE

Free Printable Vintage Coastal Illustrations

If you’re a Facebook friend, you might have seen a post of mine from last week featuring a collection of nautical images I created for a new gallery wall at my parent’s beach house. I found the original images on The Graphics Fairy then modified them slightly to suit my needs. Now, with permission from...…READ MORE

Simple and Effective Wall Art (with free printables)

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed that a few months back I created a new “Masculine Rooms” board. I was hunting down some style inspiration for my brother’s new house, and whilst I’m pretty certain its rooms will never grace the pages of a design magazine, the house is looking much...…READ MORE

Free Art Printables: Finding, Setting-Up & Printing Large-Scale Images

PART III: SETTING-UP & PRINTING LARGE-SCALE IMAGES This is the final post in a three part series. Post one covered understanding and editing free printables. Post two covered setting-up and printing images at home. In my opinion, wall décor can be one of the most important aesthetic components in a space. It generally sits at...…READ MORE

Free Fern Printables

Do you remember when I posted about this budget DIY sconce light update… …which I mentioned was part of a refresh of the sitting room (conjoined ‘retreat’ off the master bedroom) over at my parent’s house? No? Well, that’s okay. I don’t blame you. That was over two years ago now and that little room...…READ MORE