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 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.
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!!!