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Modern Minimalist Botanical Printable Set

A free high resolution printable set of black and white modern minimalist botanical art and the best aged brass spray paint for frames.

Story time: Back when we moved into this house two-ish years ago, I didn’t have a CLUE how to decorate it.  Yeah, okay, I had Pinterest boards filled up with all kinds of decorating styles and a few light bulb moments here and there.

But mostly I just hauled all of our farmhouse decor in from our last place and hoped everything would work itself out.

A free high resolution printable set of black and white modern minimalist botanical art and the best aged brass spray paint for frames.

Little by little, I figured out the farmhouse vibe felt really out of place in this traditional colonial house, but I couldn’t bare to part with this one very farmhouse style corner with its $35 Craigslist wagon bench and vintage botanical prints.

It served us well, and I truly loved this spot right beside our back door in our living room.  But I’m here to tell you it’s okay to change. It’s okay to find a new identity.  We evolve throughout our lives; our homes should be able to do that too.

Then, a few days ago, I found some public domain botanical sketches that would look beautiful in a more modern, minimalist kind of style.  So I did my usual Photoshop thing to turn them into high resolution printable files.

A free high resolution printable set of black and white modern minimalist botanical art and the best aged brass spray paint for frames.

Then, Robert said, “Why don’t you paint the frames with some of the leftover aged brass spray paint from the breakfast nook chandelier makeover?”

This man… he gets me.

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A free high resolution printable set of black and white modern minimalist botanical art and the best aged brass spray paint for frames.

So for less than $20, I changed the look of this wall decor for something not quite so rustic, and I. am. here for it!!!

You can download the minimalist botanical print set yourself by clicking here or the button below to subscribe:

(If you’re already a subscriber, the direct download to the printable set is in your inbox and at the bottom of every email I send.)

To print them in the 16×20 sizes, I send my images to Staples to have them printed on color engineer prints for about $3 each. (But if you want to keep it easy, just printing 8×10 size right from your own printer works too.)

Print Directions:

  • Download the botanical prints from the Bless’er House Printable Library (password in your email).
  • Go to Staples.com
  • Click “services & solutions” -> “printing services” -> “blueprints” -> “18”x24″ -> “design now” -> “engineering prints in color”
  • Click “add files” and upload the botanical print images
  • Click “orientation” -> portrait
  • Click “add to cart” -> “proceed to checkout”
  • In the notes section on your order, write “do not scale to fit” to keep the image at 16″x20″ because sometimes Staples will do it even when you don’t specify.

I’ve had several people tell me that their local Staples won’t print these on engineering prints for some reason, but I’ve never had an issue, so it varies among locations, and I have no idea why. These black and whites shouldn’t be as big of an issue as my past color sets have been.

Office Depot and OvernightPrints.com sometimes work too.  You can also check with other locally-owned print shops though.

You can choose to print them directly from your computer as 8x10s to put in 8×10 frames, or if you want large frames, you can mat the 8x10s.

I used these frames spray painted with Rustoleum Modern Farmhouse Metallic Gold.

A free high resolution printable set of black and white modern minimalist botanical art and the best aged brass spray paint for frames.

I think it’s safe to say that this very rustic bench has had its run.  So I’m currently on the hunt at thrift stores and on Craigslist/OfferUp/Facebook Marketplace for a more fitting replacement.

A free high resolution printable set of black and white modern minimalist botanical art and the best aged brass spray paint for frames.

What kind of bench would you put here?

Something with room underneath for shoe baskets, preferably.  I’ll know “the one” when I see it… I hope.

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38 Comments

  1. Hello! If I wanted to print through Staples but do the 8×10 size, do I need to select the next size up using the same steps as above? It looks like that’s what you did to print the 16×20. Thanks!!:)

    1. HI! If you have photo shop or lightroom you should be able to resize the prints. OR, you can try to print from overnightprints.com .

  2. I loveee these so much! I followed your directions for getting them printed at staples and now that I am putting them in my frames, they are about an inch short at the top and bottom. I did tell them not to scale to fit….I’m not sure what to do now! Any ideas?

    1. Oh no! They must have scaled them to fit because mine have about 2-3 inches of white space between the image and the frame. I’d go back and mention that they must have made a mistake. My Staples has done it by accident before and they reprinted them corrected at no charge.

  3. YES!! These botanical prints are PERFECT!! I’ve been on the hunt for some botanical prints to put up on a blank wall for a while now and I’m so glad I ran into yours! I can’t wait to get the prints in frames.

  4. Lauren. . Thank you for the prints, as soon as I saw them I knew they were perfect for my dining room. One big blank wall, with nothing on it, and so many ideas that just never seemed to be right. Until your post!!! I had trouble navigating the Staples site, so tried OfficeMax and was successful. Then used your frame suggestion for Michael’s. Wouldn’t you know, the frames were buy one get TWO!!! Score. . . . . Now to wait for help in measuring the spacing to hang them. How did you accomplish this?

  5. The prints are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them.

    Oh my goodness, how could you part with such a unique bench? Surely you can find a way to keep it. If not, include me in the list of buyers. I LOVE IT!!!

    1. I am so glad you enjoy the prints. 🙂 I will certainly keep you all posted on what we decide to do with the bench. 🙂

  6. Lauren, I believe you should keep the bench and detail it as mentioned above. That’s one of the things I Love to look at on your post! It saddens my heart to think you would discard this unique piece of style and history.
    What about putting it on your porch after polishing it up?
    Oh the ideas!

  7. I will buy your bench, it is lovely and it would look fantastic in my home. Let me know how much you want for it!

  8. I think that bench would look absolutely fantastic in MY house!!! Wish I was closer so I could buy it when you’re ready to sell. I love that bench in your entry.

  9. Thank you for these prints! They are beautiful. As for the bench, I feel you–after a while, it just feels good to freshen things up. Something upholstered, maybe?

    1. You are most welcome, Jana!! I am so glad you enjoy the prints. I will certainly keep everyone posted on the change to come. 🙂

  10. Lauren, in response to your poll on Instagram for ideas on what to do with the bench. My initial thought is to keep the bench and paint it with MMS in Typewriter black, distress just a bit and then finish it with hemp oil for a buttery finish(?) I think it will pick up on the black soda chairs right around the corner.

    1. Hi. Love the prints. I need nine to use around a tv. Do you think it would look too odd to reuse three of them? Thx

      1. I am so glad you enjoy the prints. 🙂 Choose your favorite three. If you decide you do not like the duplicating of the prints then you could possibly find another place in your house to use them.

    2. I think that bench would be gorgeous painted the black with hemp finish!! It would have a very updated look!

  11. That bench has wonderful antique-y history and a great conversation piece; try the above before you give up on it….!

  12. I would leave the bench, too! You don’t have to have a definite style, it can be eclectic. The bench is very unique.

  13. Egad! Don’t ban the buggy bench! Just style it with less farmhouse-y things. You’ll see… you’ll LOVE it there! And thanks ever so much for the new botanical files. 🙂

  14. I think you should keep the bench! It looks beautiful there and with different textiles you can make it look more formal but with a rustic vibe!

  15. Please reconsider removing this bench. Try dressing it up with a plush chenille/hand knit afghan and pillows in luxe fabrics. The juxtaposition of rustic and formal will look great.

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