Margita
Margita
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  • Ashburn, VA

Ballard knock-off


During one of my recent Goodwill visits I came across two botanical prints. For the cost of $5.95 each, I snatched them up quickly.
I knew what I wanted to do with them. I had seen similar prints in a Ballard's catalog.
I went to work and sprayed the frames with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze. Afterwards I dry brushed some antique gold craft paint in the crevices and on the edges. That was it!
They might not be prints from originals by a German botanist, but they were hand finished by a German (me). That's close enough for me. And the savings of $249 for two prints are not to shabby either. :)
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling
ballard knock off, home decor, painting, repurposing upcycling

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  • Angie W
    on Mar 19, 2014

    Maybe I should start going to the Goodwill..........Great find, Margita !!!! P.S. I love your name...

    • Ann McNattin
      on Mar 19, 2014

      @Angie W I love Goodwill, Angie. Unless it's underwear or edible, I likely find it at Goodwill. The costs are great, and the hunt is exhilarating. They get a lot of estate donations; some of the furniture is beautiful. My walls are covered with signed art, some with provenance. The repurposing mission is satisfying, too.

  • Josephine Loffredo
    on Mar 19, 2014

    I sometimes use prints from the larger calandars, they also make beautiful pictures! I then use frames bought on sale at craft stores or Super Walmart stores....

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