A book of really pretty patterned paper (you could also use some left over wallpaper) This came from Walmart for $5, it has tons of really pretty, vintage looking paper. I used two different patterns for the look I created.
Some basic all purpose white paint from Hobby Lobby - (11601 Glossy White) I think this cost me about $2 or less.
I used a basic paintbrush - 3/4 inch, it came in a large pack of brushes ranging in all different sizes.
I removed the glass and backing to paint the frame
As you can see up close I didn't fully cover the frame in white paint. I allowed some of the original wood color to come through. This gives it a vintage/shabby chic look and feel to it.
Cut your choice of paper to fit the backing of the frame then glue it to hold it in place. Place the glass on top and let it rest for a minute or two. The weight of the glass helps to seal the paper and glue.
Once the frame has dried then put it together. Finished product!
Then add your favorite teacups and teapot for serving! ENJOY!