I have been carefully saving a baseball poster that Ryan got at a game in 2008. (It even survived our move 2 years ago!)
The reasons I saved it were:
1) it was free.
2) it is of Ryan's favorite baseball team...and subsequently Jude's as well.
3) Jude was born in 2008.
4) I thought it would be something fun to hang (inexpensively) in Jude's room.
The only problem with the poster was it was an odd size: 24x16. And I didn't want to spend a lot to get it framed. I had been searching for an inexpensive frame (in decent shape or one that I could paint) that would fit the poster at the thrift store but had no luck. But when Clare and I stopped by Goodwill this weekend I finally found one that would work.
We found this simple poster frame in good shape for $3. The frame is 24x18.
We took out the picture of the house dated March 1980.
Then just painted the cardboard backing with some red craft paint I had on hand.
|(Can you tell by the toothpick and marshmallow cube that |
Clare has been learning about spheres, cones, and cylinders in math class??)
After it dried we popped the baseball poster in place. Jude was very pleased.
I have a few other pictures I'm working on to hang collage-style in Jude's room along with this one.