Before and After Thrift Shop Flips - More Upcycled Paintings

Thrifting last week was basically a bust so I thought I'd show some more of the upcycled, thrifted paintings I've been working on. These have been selling really well in my antique booth space, I only have one left in there now!

Upcycled thrift shop paintings

Here are a few that I started with.


I picked out some quotes that I thought went well with the pictures. I'll start with this one.


I paid $2 for it and it included the frame! Here is what it looks like now!


I really love this quote and I thought it was perfect for this painting!


Then I chose this one... someone did a beautiful job with this painting! I got it in a box full of stuff at an estate sale so I probably didn't pay more than $1 for it and it included the frame as well!


I thought a friendship quote was perfect. I didn't have to do anything to the frame, it has a weathered driftwood look to it which goes nicely with the painting.


Look at the sweet faces on these little creatures, they look like friends to me :o)


This one is next... I found it at a thrift shop for $3.99. Again, someone did a beautiful job.


Since there are both mountains and water in this picture I thought this quote was perfect.


There is no frame for this one. I'm thinking about just mounting it to a piece of painted wood instead or maybe I'll just leave it as is.


I also worked on two of these three pictures. I found them together at a thrift store and paid $1 each.


This Mother Teresa quote seemed fitting to me.


I don't know what it is about painting the frames but it really makes the colors from the pictures pop.


This one with the barn made me think of country living so I chose this quote.



These are so fun to do! I feel like I'm saving an otherwise dated picture that no one wants anymore and making it a fun accent piece that people want to hang up once again!

You can see a couple of the others I did here: Trash to Treasure - Upcycled Thrift Shop Paintings.

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  1. These are great. How are the quotes done?

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I used rubber or foam alphabet stamps and paint instead of ink. Easy-peasy!

      Tania

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  2. I saw a painting the other day at GW and thought of you and the quotes. However it was marked $20!!! Must have thought it was a Monet.

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  3. Love them all but the one with the seal is my favorite! Great job on all of them!

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  4. Yay! These are so neat. I'd love a tutorial on how you transfer the quotes, if you don't mind. I love the mountain/stream one!

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    1. Hi Kimberly, thank you so much! I just used rubber or foam alphabet stamps and paint instead of ink! Just brush a little paint on the stamp and stamp away!

      Tania

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  5. I've said it beofre, but I'll say it again! I love these. It gives them a new life and totally changes them. Love the sweet animals...:) I am really going to have to try this! Have a great day!

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  6. I Love.Love.Love the seal and the shore bird!!! They do look like buddies those two! ;)
    I have been painting the frames on thrift store oil paintings for a long time now, you are right painting the frame totally changes the painting. I have never seen anything like these before and love how you redo them with the quotes. The quotes you pick match the pictures perfectly! Love them all! :)

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  7. What a great idea to give dated looking paintings a whole new life. They're just wonderful, but I really love the first one. That quote is perfection.

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  8. What a clever way to update these paintings! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  9. Tania, this is an absolutely fantastic idea! I love how you transformed these thrift store paintings! I love that you painted the frames too:). Thanks so much for sharing these paintings at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you had a great weekend, Take care, Tara

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