I picked up some generic paintings at a fill a bag sale at the craft store. I primed it and painted it to cover the
I used mod podge to attach the letters and let dry. Then I used regular Mod Podge to start to seal it. I find that I get a thicker layer of sealer with regular mod podge under the hard coat and there's no stickiness from the mod podge regular formula.
Total cost? 50-ish cents. It's hard to calculate with the fill a bag sale because I got waaaaay more than these pieces of wood.
Next up are vinyl wall decals and some custom photography.