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


  1. chillin with Quillin

    very nice!!!!

  2. It’s All Connected

    Nicely done and much better price! ~ Maureen

  3. Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

    I definitely like YOURS much better! Your frames are so pretty and love that the center one is a little larger — you really nailed this project!

  4. Kate

    Hi Tami
    A girl after my own heart great job Tami!

    So nice to meet a fellow a blogger with style!


  5. Katie Franck

    Super cute!!!! I love them 🙂 – Katie

  6. Pat@Back Porch Musings

    Great copycat! Love this idea.

  7. Debbiedoo’s

    So adorable Tami! You could even lightly glaze them too if you did not want them so white. They look perfect as is though…just saying I know how you change things up LOL!

  8. bj

    I'm over from the funest party in town, DebbieDoo's…:)

    This is an adorable project and it looks fantastic…good job, woman.
    xo bj

  9. bj

    I'm over from the funest party in town, DebbieDoo's…:)

    This is an adorable project and it looks fantastic…good job, woman.
    xo bj

  10. Debra @ Common Ground

    how fun, you did a great job!!

  11. Linda

    What a great idea! Yours turned out perfect.
    I'm having so much fun here @ Debbiedoos.

  12. Maria Elena

    I love, love your copycat! This is just adorable!

  13. Pam

    adorable!!!! great copy cat idea. I actually think yours is much more engaging for the little one than the RH one.

  14. Jennie Larsen

    That is a gorgeous piece to copy. Your header cracks me up. Thanks for the comment love, xo jen

  15. Donna Wilkes

    You go, girl! You have both wit and whimsy! Followed you over from Crafty Princess.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  16. Ricki Jill Treleaven

    Ooooo….this one id cute, too!!!
    Linking from Debbiedoos,
    Ricki Jill

  17. anangloinquebec

    This is both cute and smart! I love it!

  18. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    That is adorable, Tami! I love it! And having frames on hand from yard sales or thrift stores is something I like to do, too. You never know when a project like this might come up, and sometimes the frames can be the most expensive part of the project!

  19. Crafting Rebellion


  20. Jennifer L. Griffin

    Adorable! I think I like yours even better than the originals. Great work!

  21. Lynn @ UpCountry Olio

    Oh, I'm liking that $5 price tag. Amazing how far a little creativity will go. Love your idea!

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