Monday, May 26, 2014

Printing Out Waterlogue Photos

Hello there! I'm sure by now you've all heard about the neat Waterlogue app. It turns any pic into a watercolor. Did y'all know you can even print them out? Well, lately I've been thinking of switching up the pictures that are on either side of the window in my dining room.

Here's a quick "before" pic...


See those little pictures on either side of the window? The frames didn't match and it just seemed like I needed something a little more substantial on that wall because the ceilings are so tall.

So, I stepped outside and took a few pics of my backyard. Then I uploaded them to the waterlogue app and changed them into a watercolor. I followed Richella's tutorial HERE for printing out waterlogue pics. It worked like a charm! 

I just uploaded the pics to Walgreens.com and picked up my prints an hour later. It was only $2.50 for an 8x10. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out some matching frames (on sale, of course) :)

Here's what it looks like now...


So much better, don't you think?


I like it a lot better with the bigger (matching) frames. Looking at this pic above, I think I need to spray paint the scrolly thing above the window oil rubbed bronze. It was originally ORB, but I spray painted it heirloom white back when our walls were dark brown so it would show up. Now that we've painted the walls a lot lighter, I think it needs to go back to the original ORB. What do you think?


Here are some close ups of the waterlogue pics I printed out.




I think the one below is my favorite. 


And I love that for $2.50, I can print more out and switch them up any time I want.




Do y'all have the waterlogue app? Have you ever printed out any of them? Most of the time I love technology, but sometimes, I just want to scream "STOP INVENTING STUFF!!" Lol! It's really frustrating when you JUST get a new cell phone, tv, etc. and then, what seems like only weeks later, they invent a "newer" "better" version. Ugh. Does that bother anyone else as much as it bothers me? :)

I have lots of good stuff coming up for y'all. I've been busy making little changes here and there around the house. I added a little bling to my bathroom, finally got the plate wall up in the dining room, we just got new living room furniture (bye-bye leather!) and the new hardware for the kitchen cabinets is supposed to come Wednesday. 

I know it's been forever since I teased y'all with the kitchen cabinet sneak peek. We ran into a problem with the cabinet knobs we ordered. They were on back order, then they were on back order AGAIN, then they told me it would be ANOTHER 6-8 weeks before they MIGHT come in. Ugh. Well, I couldn't wait that much longer, so I picked out new ones and ordered them, and they're supposed to get here Wednesday, so hopefully I can get the big kitchen reveal post up soon. The hardware is a pretty big part of the reveal and makes such a difference in how they look, that I didn't want to do the reveal before we install it. :)

While we've been waiting on the cabinet knobs, I've been keeping busy with other projects and even decided (last minute) to add some furniture legs to the kitchen cabinets. So, you'll have lots of good things to see in the final reveal. :)

So, stay tuned...I have lots to share in the coming weeks!

~Lisa


14 comments:

  1. WOW your water color prints look so beautiful!!! I never knew you could print the pictures.....very clever! They look so pretty in your dining room :o) I can't wait to see your new kitchen......
    ~Des

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  2. Such a huge difference the new pictures/frames make..wow, I love it! I think you're right, I would paint the scroll. It is getting lost. So excited for your future posts with all the changes you mentioned!

    Happy Memorial Day...

    ~Sherri

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    1. Thank you, Sherri! You're so right about the scroll...it was totally "lost" on that wall. But never fear...I took it out in the garage this morning and gave it a good coat of ORB. :) It's funny because when our walls were that dark brown color, I went around like a crazy person spray painting everything (frames, decor, etc.) heirloom white so it would show up on the walls. Now that the walls are a light color again, I'm back to ORB-ing everything! Oh well. At least it keeps me busy. And thank goodness spray paint is cheap! Lol!

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  3. OMG!! I love those printed pictures!!! And the frames are fabulous!! They look great on that wall!
    I can't wait to see your new furniture and updates :)

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  4. Your new pictures are so pretty over there. I really like the color that it adds to the room.

    I can't believe your knobs were going to take that long. Do they think people would wait that long? Not me!

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  5. The pictures look great. I am looking forward to all the good things you have to share with us. Thank for the great ideas.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I've definitely got lots of good things coming up. :) I appreciate your visit and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  6. I never thought of having Walgreens print up Waterlogue pics!! I have taken zillions of them over time. I am going to do that soon. Your garden pictures are so pretty and look perfect in your dining room.

    You have so much going on...I'm looking forward to all of it. The plate wall sounds neat!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Lisa, I looove your new pictures! How pretty! They are perfect on each side of your window. i can NOT wait to see your kitchen. I know it will be gorgeous!

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  8. I have my FB page I using Waterlogue. I love it! Never have printed them out though. Yours look beautiful!

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  9. What a great idea! I don't have that app but have seen others use it. It has become very popular. Yours look so pretty framed like that.

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  10. I like your new pictures and frames....looks so nice in your pretty dining room...

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  11. Printing pics of your own back is genious, especially in that app. The update looks really nice.

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  12. Those look great, Lisa! I do have the Waterlogue app and enjoy using it. Oh, yes, please paint that scrolly thing -- it will pop and also make those waterlogue prints pop!

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