I bought a print in a frame for $1. I cut letters out of clear contact paper using my Cricut and SCAL software (no sense in wasting vinyl on this). I put the letters on the print like so:
Okay, I know it's hard to see clear contact paper, but if you look really closely, you can see a few of them toward the top.
Then I spray painted several thin layers over everything:
After it dried completely, I peeled off the letters to reveal this:
I love the result. The vintage tone of the print underneath is really neat. I did spray over the whole thing with a clear coat for a little extra protection. I probably would have put an extra something in vinyl on either side of the date (a heart perhaps?) but the couple I was giving this to is a little more minimalist than I. This project might be my go-to wedding gift from now on.
Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!