My first project was this little step stool:
I found it at a yard sale for $1. Took it home, removed the top portion and painted the bottom with some of my Glidden True Turquoise paint. Then I sanded down the top and stained it a walnut brown.
For the letters I painted some contact paper with the same True Turquoise paint, printed letters off my computer and cut them out of the contact paper. I stuck the letters on and covered it all with two coats of polyurethane.
I love the results.
So does little E.