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.


Michelle said...

These are great. How are the quotes done?

Donna Wilkes said...

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.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Great idea - are they selling?

The Vintage Dresser said...

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

Kimberly Turner said...

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!

Little Vintage Cottage said...

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!


Little Vintage Cottage said...

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


Vicky Hunt said...

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!

Kimberley Seasideave said...

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! :)

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

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.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

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

Tara Lehman said...

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