Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Copycat Challenge {Restoration Hardware Wannabe} ABC Frames

I am ready for another Copycat Challenge on April 26th hosted over at Debbiedoo's!

I missed last month due to frustrating stomp my foot down computer technical issues so I am now anxious to link up for this month.

I love this challenge, it has been so much fun in the past. 
Here is my inspiration for April:
baby and child
Restoration Hardware Magazine

I thought these alphabet canvas frames were so cute but for a whopping price tag of $319 for the set...
Ummm, No Thank You.
Surely I could whip up a similar version just right for Buttercup's room.

I first headed over to the drugstore and purchased two sets of alphabet flashcards and gathered up some foam boards that I had leftover from other projects.  They were drawn on but that's okay, I am going to cover them anyway!

I sorted out the cards and then used spray glue to adhere them to the foam boards.  Very easy! 
I used a few of the frames that I purchased from garage sales last fall and just popped the foam boards into place secured by some clear packaging tape on the back.

Cute, but I was still not satisfied with the final product.  I then decided to spray the frames in off white and distress them a bit. 

Ahhhh, much better in creamy white.  And Buttercup loves them in her room!

Here is a recap:
Restoration Hardware Version:  $319 (and don't forget about shipping!)

My Version:  $5

Thank you to Debbiedoo's for hosting such a fun challenge! 
Mine was simple, didn't take much talent - I know!
Be sure and click on the button (on the 26th) to go see all of the other actual talented and creative copycats!

 Happy Treasure Hunting! 

Thrifty Decor Chick
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