Monday, July 26, 2010

Kids room artwork

I have a small stash of things I pick up at Goodwill here and there.  Mostly chunky picture frames, and a few other home decor items to rotate around.  My three little kids share a room, and the walls needed some more artwork. 
It started with this picture $2 from Goodwill:

I removed the back (it had a dust cover so I ripped it off), and took out the picture.  I decided to use the back of the picture to glue my project onto because it was a nice sturdy cardboard. 

I got out a nicely sized set of alphabet stamps, a couple pieces of scrapbook paper (I LOVE stripes), some white paper and some ink pads that went well with the stripes.

After taping off the glass, I took my free paint from Glidden that I got a while back (true turquoise) and painted the frame.  No sanding or any prep, just painted it with two coats.

Then I got the stamps out.  In a very calculated mathematical way, I began stamping. 

hahaha  OK, what I actually did was just stamped as many letters as I could across the paper.  I got 10 letters across, so figured if I did 10 more across the bottom that would leave 6 for the middle.  So that's what I did!  For the striped paper, I had to piece two papers together to get the size I needed.  That's one reason I chose the stripes, because you can't see the piecing. I also matted the white paper onto a dark teal cardstock.  (also pieced together)  I distressed the frame a bit and voila!

Here it is all finished!  I think it came out so cute, and you can't beat 2 bucks!!!


Jen said...

This turned out so good. You are so creative, seriously!

Kim said...

looks wonderful! love the idea also!

Jessica said...


Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Salsa Mama, that is so adorable! I love making something really cute out of cheap stuff! You're an inspiration. :)

C said...

What??? I'm signing up!!

LOVE IT!!! You are an inspiration!! Go into business, girl!

Melinda said...

You are a genius! Very cute and you make it look so easy. Great Job

alessandra said...

Very cute!

RhondaLue said...

You really do have that creative blood flowin' through your veins! Your stuff always look SO cute! Good job!