This is a super simple project and underscores why I love Craigslist so much.
I got a mirror for free from Craigslist. I loved the intricate wood frame, but didn’t really need a mirror, so I removed it and made it a frame to showcase my kids’ beautiful toddler art.
Here’s a picture of it after I took the mirror out.
The paint was flaking off, so I used a sander to sand the flat edges (sides and back) and lightly sanded the details in the front. I started hand sanding between the details, but it was going to take forever, so I decided to take my chances with that.
I used spray paint with primer in it and sprayed lightly many times. It took a lot of coats because I had to get into all those nooks and crannies. I sprayed the front, let it dry, sprayed some more, let it dry, sprayed the back, let it dry, etc, etc.
Then, voila! I hung it above our fireplace mantle. Please excuse the other project detritus.
If you want to display multiple small pictures or drawings, you could do something like this:
Now go check your local Craigslist for some free finds you can makeover.