Trash to Treasure - Upcycled Thrift Shop Paintings

Today I have a fun thrift shop flip project to share!

How to upcycled a thrift store painting

Remember this upcycled painting I showed you awhile back here: Trash to Treasure - Thrift Shop Flips?


Here is the before and after, side-by-side comparison.


Well I've been working on a couple more!


I actually think they look kind of cool grouped together! I could see them on a gallery wall!


Do you remember the before of this one?


It is painted on a board, not a canvas so the first thing I did after I removed the frame was SAND THE HELL OUT OF IT! Yes! I sanded it! I figured I wouldn't be out too much if I ruined it so I went to town and I think it really softened it up!


This is the most recent one. Here is a before shot of the painting.


I found a quote that I thought went well with the picture...


Then I had to add some flowers! Here are my flower parts.


I embroidered some flower stems right on the canvas!



Then I used my tweezers to hold on to these teeny-tiny "flowers" while I dipped them in glue.


And I added them to the stems on the canvas.



I found a frame that fit it and gave it a coat of "Lagoon" spray paint.


What do you think? It's fun giving these old paintings a new life!


I have some more thrift store paintings I'll be working on soon!

6 comments

  1. You are so clever and creative. I am looking through my frame stash to see if I saved any of the cardboard prints!

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  2. I love them! The button flowers are so cute. It's amazing what a few words and tweaks do to bring those faded, out of date prints to life! Great job!

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  3. What a fun idea! Love that it brings discarded paintings back to life. Nice job!

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  4. I love this idea of making these old paintings into updated quotes. And adding the flower buttons was such a creative touch. Thank you for sharing with Share It One More Time. Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I always have fun at the Share It One More Time party!

      Tania

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