Welcome to the easiest project ever! The hardest part will be deciding what quote you want on your picture. So here’s what I did. I scoured thrift stores for paintings that had a few specific elements.
1. Some good color and contrast that would come through the letters.
2. A sturdy frame
And that’s it! This guy was $5, but I had a 50% coupon and got it for $2.50. I then stuffed the remaining $2.50 in their animal shelter donation jar.
Ok, let me show you how quick and easy this is. Like I said, the quote is the hardest part because there are so many fun things you can do. We’re a Beatles house, so I thought it’d be fun to go with a song lyric or title. My boyfriend and I both really liked “Good Day Sunshine,” because it’s so positive and happy and it would fit perfectly in the kitchen. A happy morning message never hurt anyone.
1. Tape it up. Carefully place some painters tape across your image and start placing your letters. The painters tape will help keep things straight. The letters I used are vinyl removable letters from Michael’s.
2. Paint! Choose whatever color tickles your fancy. I just used some acrylic white I already had on hand from some other projects. I painted the canvas until I didn’t see anymore of the image and I also painted the frame the same color so it would be one seamless look and would let the letters pop out even more.
3. Let it dry and peel away! Gingerly remove your letters and take your time. I used the end of an Exacto to pry them off and also used it to chip away any paint that seeped under the tape. I love it so much! I actually roughed the edges of the frame to give it a more shabby chic appearance. I also love how the yellow came through and picks up some other fun yellow on the shelves and on the gumball machine. Have you tried recycling old art? I’m telling you I could fill the whole house up with this kind of stuff, but then I’d be crazy recycled-old-painting lady and nobody wants that. Happy thrift store shopping!