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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 16, 2010

Decorate with The Graphic's Fairy!

Hey everyone! I'm in the midst of redoing our guest bathroom. And I needed some art for the walls without breaking the bank....sooo I went on google and typed in

"free graphics, bird" or "free graphics, nest", etc. I saved it in my pictures file on my computer. Then I printed it off adjusting the size to full page. I printed it off onto white cardstock.

I spray painted a frame I already had, dark ebony.

I also covered a mat I picked up at Walmart with Scrapbook paper to coordinate with colors in the picture!
I believe I found this graphic at Graphic's Fairy...who has an amazing site for free graphics and she is so sweet too! Be sure to take a look.

For tons of free graphics, vintage and otherwise check out Graphic's Fairy @



Playing along today with Kimba@ DIY


Lisa said...

I tried to do the same thing with the exact same graphic Saturday but my printer said it wasn't going to work anymore! At least I know how it would have looked. :) Gorgeous. I'm going to have a little talk with my printer.

Simple Home said...

This turned out wonderful. Graphics fairy shares such beautiful images.
Have a great week.

Nancy's Notes said...

Awesome!! I am not motivated to try this too! Thanks for sharing! I am new to blogging, happy I dropped in to see your lovely blog!

Nancy's Notes

DidaHeart said...

Oh this is pretty. Thank you for the great idea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This turned out great! I like how you coordinated the mat to the print. Isn't Karen at The Graphics Fairy great? I've used many of her graphics in my projects.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love Graphics Fairy and have used many of her images on my pillows. In fact, I have a few of them on my current post.

I love your picture, it looks great.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love that print! What a great idea for an inexpensive solution

Anonymous said...


This is such a great idea! I'm excited to try it and have some inexpensive art in places I couldn't afford to have art before. Thanks for the great tips.

Hugs, Gretchen

Ralaine, Author of Burden of Promise: When Tragedy Becomes A Teacher said...

Your creative ideas astound me. Just when I think you have thought of just about everything, you surprise me again with a new witty idea. This one borne out of necessity. You go girl! Can't wait to see the pictures of the finished bathroom.