You know I love decorating for pretty much every season. Some seasons are more elaborate than others. I usually go all our for fall and winter. After the holiday looks get put away, I like to simplify every room. But, one thing I always do is switch out my pictures. I found an inexpensive way to have new seasonal artwork years ago and I’ve been doing it every since.
We used to have a storefront where we flipped furniture and made one-of-a-kind home decor items. When we closed that shop in 2013, I missed flipping furniture. So…. I made a business selling things on Facebook Marketplace. And, I did pretty well. I would paint and redo furniture that I found for a great price and make a profit. I remember finding a large picture frame with a really ugly picture in it. But, the frame was really nice. So I painted the frame and searched for the perfect picture to add to it, and make some money.
Since it was my business and the goal was to make money, I couldn’t keep the things, even if I wanted to. But, dang.. on my search for the picture for the frame, I found the cutest cow picture that was a downloadable print. It was on Etsy for just a few dollars. I had absolutely no clue where to get it printed or even how to do it. Back then I wasn’t tech savvy at all. After a bit of research, I found a 50% off coupon for a printed poster at Walgreens. So that was the plan. I did the math and figured out that if I sold 2 framed pictures with the cow prints for a certain price, I could get one printed off for myself. And, it wouldn’t even cut into my profit amounts that I was very strict about getting on everything that I sold.
So that was the first time that I figured out how inexpensively it was to have fun and seasonal artwork.
Once I realized that you can buy ANY KIND of artwork for a few dollars and have it printed, my life changed. I use all of my antique frames that I have found at flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores for seasonal downloadable art. And, I’ve shared them a lot throughout the years.
Tip: Keep your eyes peeled for frames at thrift stores. A lot of times the not so pretty picture is all you see. But, focus on the frame. And, if it’s not the right color for your decor, give it a quick coat of spray paint.
I rounded up several downloadable fall pictures in case you want to try it. And, if you are in the furniture flipping business, these go over really well. You can normally buy the download for a few dollars and have them printed wherever you choose. I usually use our local print shop, but you can use Walgreens, Staples, CVS, etc.