A few years ago my neighbor pawned off one of her frogged items:
Originally it was supposed to be a clock:
I took it thinking I would use it to display be ceramic magnets that I was making back then. But it became another languishing item in my garage for a couple years.
Then I went on vacation and found these:
They were part of a somewhat elaborate system of big metal words. You could choose between “family, “grateful,” “blessed,” etc. I was just about to buy the word piece, which also meant a wooden holder thing, and then I recalled my neighbor’s frame.
So a couple days ago, I let my youngest child spray paint it turquoise (and let me tell you, children feel wonderfully grown up getting the nod that it’s okay to use spray paint!). Then I painted over the numbers from the frogged clock, but the one small problem was that there was a hole in the center of the metal from the clock workings, but I solved that with a button (buttons can solve many a problem!).
And Viola! New fresh piece.