i roughed them up a bit first so the paint would stick better.
then came the paint. i chose an off-white that would pop out against the dark blue-green of our wall.
i put some simple picture hangers hangers on the back.
here's what the first one looks like.
the final(ish) result!
i say final(ish) because when i find the perfect fabric, i will place them inside the panes, so it's more of an upholstered feel. also, when they come down for the fabric, i will distress them a little bit.