Black Botanicals

The weather is still a little cool here in North Texas. Yesterday it hailed and rained! Since I am in the house until the weather clears up a bit, I’ve decided to work on framing some black botanicals.


I purchase this book a good six months ago. I knew that the beautiful pages would make  awesome art work!

botanical printMy love of botanicals is nothing new.

I found this print a garage sale many years ago.

It was love at first sight.

black botanicals

This was what my kitchen hutch looked like a few days ago.

black botanicals

Nothing really wrong with it, I was just ready for a change.

I’ve had this artwork up for quite some time.

Shocking I know! Nothing stays the same all that long here at the castle.

Time to change things up.

exacto knife

Normally, the former librarian in me would be cringing at the idea of cutting pages out of a book!

However, not all of the pages in this book are pretty.

In fact, there are more pages that are not so cute. Think bat and cow skeletons.

Once I cut the prints out of the book, I measured the opening of my frames and cut the prints down to size.

Then it was just a matter of popping them into the frame.

picture hanger

My frames had these hangers on the back.

It is an understatement when I say that I hate them. Plus, there were two of them on either side, which I hate even more!

picture hanger

So, I added this hanger.

I pre-drilled tiny holes in the frame to make it easier to attach it.

black botanicals

This is what my black botanicals looked like when they were hung.

I really, really love them!

black botanicals

The black botanicals were the perfect change.

Just in time for spring!


It’s been a good week for me.

I got to do one of my favorite things!

Painting murals in children’s rooms.


One of The Queens niece has the sweetest nursery ever.

Light blue walls, shiplap, white furniture, with blush pink bedding. So stinking cute!

She asked if I would paint their soon to be daughter’s name above the crib?

Yes, yes I will!

It’s been a good decorating week here at the castle!

Until next time….





    1. Thank you Carol. I have to admit that many years ago I saw Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles use botanicals from books and fell in love with the idea.

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