I love old floral oil paintings. There’s something so characterful about them and when teamed with a vintage-style gold frame, there’s nothing nicer. I don’t like the price of them though! Original oil paintings can cost a small fortune, like hundreds of pounds, which is way over my budget. Here’s how to get cheaper vintage artwork!
The painting over my bed isn’t a painting. A lot of people are really surprised to learn it’s actually a wallpaper sample! The wallpaper is a beautiful one from Ellie Cashman and I was toying with the idea of using it along the whole of our back wall in the bedroom. We then decided to go with panelling instead. I loved the floral print so wanted to still enjoy it. I bought a frame from EBay and as I already had the wallpaper sample, I simply cut this to size and fixed it into the frame.
You can buy digital downloads of artwork (or maybe even find some free ones if you scour the internet) and pay for these to be printed off. I have a printer friend who is able to print these for me, and they look amazing! I’m waiting on some more to go in some other gold frames I’d ordered (again from EBay). I bought this one from Etsy.
If you’re a bit handy with a paintbrush you could always have a go at making your own. There are loads of tutorials on You Tube that teach you how to paint flowers, and this way you could get something that is bespoke to you. I have been tempted but I’m yet to find the time to finish the eleven million other jobs I have on my To Do list, let alone take up painting!
So there you go! If you’re on a budget but love vintage artwork, I hope you found this useful.