Generally artwork for the home is entirely too expensive if you ask me.
Unattainable almost.
So I am always on the lookout for personal and affordable alternatives to the real thing.
This gem of a pink peony is simply a blown up photograph.
I went to kinkos and let them worry about sizing, printing and cutting.
And I didn't even splurge on photo paper, just printed it out on the cheapest paper available.
And I couldn't love it any more if it was a two million dollar original Monet!
Seriously, I am completely captivated.
I sit. And I stare.
It is that kind of affection.
I bought the frame first (from Ikea) and then blew the image up to size.
And to fancy it all up I painted the frame gold.
It is even more shiny, glamorous, and expensive looking in person.
Not at all like the $19.99 deal that it was.

And peaking out of the bottom of the above image is the outdoor rug we purchased a couple months ago. 
It never actually made it outside.
Even though it is a much darker blue than the online image I was looking at when I bought it, 
we love it and are keeping it right here in the living room.
And for an outdoor rug it is actually quite soft and comfortable. Score!