Monday, May 19, 2014

BALLARD BOTANICAL PRINTS {HIGH/LOW}


A few days ago I was quickly flipping through a Ballard Designs catalog when this page caught my eye:


I love the botanical prints (and the wood wall, and the black cabinet, and the rattan charis...)!  And then I saw the price:


Whoa!  I'm sure the prints are very nice quality and I realize they come framed, but that little display on the magazine page would set one back a pretty penny.  $1200 to be exact!

I think I started to appreciate my botanical grouping even more.  The entire DIY collection (20 frames rather than 12 in the Ballard ad) totaled just under $100.


Granted, my pictures are pages taken from a book, matted on posterboard, and mounted in inexpensive plastic frames, but for over an $1100 savings, I'll take it.  And, Good Housekeeping even loved it enough to print it in their magazine!


You can read how I made my botanical gallery wall here, and here are a few more super stylish and affordable DIY botanical wall ideas.  If you'd like to pin, please click the link below the photo and pin from the original source.  Thanks!

Simple Details

Ella Claire
Better Homes & Gardens

How about it?  Do you love botanicals as much as I do?  

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19 comments:

  1. i LOVE your gallery wall! it's stunning! thanks for the tip!

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  2. I love your gallery and I totally agree, yours looks amazing and much better price too. Great job and of course the magazine was right, you wall is stunning.

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  3. Doing those large walls of botanicals definitely adds up to a pretty penny if you're doing store bought! I actually like your prints even better than the Ballard ones - your wall of prints is gorgeous!

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  4. I've always loved a collection of botanicals on a wall. Even better when you can do it for cheap! xo Kristin

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  5. I like yours way better actually. The colors on yours are so much more vibrant and pretty.

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  6. Whoa, I'd be a tad :) disappointed if I had those Ballard botanicals and then saw yours!! I've always loved that last photo. Thanks for the sweet mention!

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  7. You are so inspiring Jennifer! This is such a great post on how to get the designer look for less without compromising the end result. I think your wall looks even more fantastic than that Ballards grouping!

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  8. I love yours more anyway! Yours really pop on the wall with more color! Gorgeous! ~Kathy {The Daily Nest}

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  9. Yours are just as stunning as Ballards! I love a good botanical print took - classic.

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  10. Jennifer, your wall is every bit as stunning as the one from Ballard! I enjoy the challenge of re-creating things that I have seen in magazines and catalogs. It's so satisfying when you can do it yourself, at a fraction of the cost!

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  11. I loved that exact page in Ballards!! But I loved it for the inspiration not the price! Yours is awesome btw and I love how colorful it is! Love your style!

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  12. I've been searching for some botanical pages like you have. Do you mind telling me where you found them?
    Brenda

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  13. Love botanicals and just found a really pretty one at a thrift store that I will be showcasing later this Summer! Your wall looks great and at that price I'd say it looks FABULOUS!

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  14. I love the look of botanical prints! I'm actually planning to do a wall in my mom's bedroom. We are just waiting to find the right frames at the right price :)

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  15. I mean, c'mon. Your wall is better in every way! Especially with the price!!

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  16. Yikes - I love your collection even more now! $1200?!

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  17. I think your collection is gorgeous! Price is irrelevant -- well, sort of -- it really boils down to beauty and you nailed it for $100. My mom has beautifully framed prints from a calendar. Lots of ways to get amazing art on your walls... :)

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  18. Sounds like the way I frame prints :) I adore your botanical wall and what savings!

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  19. Oh yes, I had one in our first home and I got my botanicals from an $11 coffee table book from Barnes and Noble! have to bring them back in my home because I still have a lot of beautiful pics front the book!

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