A set of 4 architectural printable art of Southern Antebellum mansions perfect to mat and frame for an antique feel anywhere in your home.
I’ve probably walked down our upstairs hallway 1.5 million times (or at least, it usually feels like that many while I’m rushing around in the mornings getting the kiddos ready for school), and I never really gave this spot in our house much of a thought until now.
But last week, all of the blank walls suddenly started begging for art.
I’ve noticed antique style architectural prints floating around in a lot of designer decor stores and always told myself that I’d find the perfect spot for a set somewhere in our house… except, as usual, I’d try to find a cheaper alternative. And then, bam!
Blank wall = opportunity!
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The great thing about a lot of antique prints is you can usually find plenty of them online for free under public domain copyright (basically meaning printed before 1923 in the U.S.). Online library archives are typically the best places to start. (Apparently, my nerdy English degree pays off in the printable department. The library is my happy place.)
So in my search, I found this set of old mansions as architectural prints. Love!
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If you’re already a blog subscriber, you should have already received the free downloadable printable set in your email (or just click the printable library link with the password that’s at the bottom of all of my emails).
I printed mine as engineer prints as Staples for about $3 each, but some of y’all have told me some locations won’t always print non-blueprints for you (no idea why that varies so much among locations).
If you run into that issue, you can try ordering posters from OvernightPrints.com or custom blueprints from Office Depot for around the same price.
I found these big matted frames at Michael’s during a BOGO sale to hang mine. Mats somehow make everything in a frame look more important and expensive.
So now that we’ve hung up these architectural prints, it’s spurred on a quick facelift for our upstairs hallway that we started way back last spring and never really finished.
This is what it looked like last winter:
And what it looks like currently:
And this is the other end of the hallway:
We left off on our refresh job with that sconce and thermostat cover. Painting the walls Benjamin Moore Classic Grey and the doors our usual Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron worked a TON of magic first though.
Now that the prints are up, I’m thinking all it needs is a runner and a couple of little accents (and an attic door fix on our ceiling).
But this wall alone already makes it feel not-so-forgotten.
More on this little space coming soon though. And hopefully, I won’t get distracted this time… though this scatterbrained mama isn’t making any promises. 😉
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