A great way to Upcycle a Thrift store Wall Art by repainting it and using stencils to add a fun design element.
I love thrift store shopping especially for home decor items since you can find such unique pieces like this Thrift Store Wall Art that I purchased.
You can Upcycle all thrift items easily just by using paints, stenciling or spray paint.
I recently just transformed two thrift store plates into an organizer and you should check out my Two-Tiered Organizer Post for some more thrift store inspiration.
The painting that I purchased from the thrift store had a really nice solid Gold Frame which is the reason I was attracted to it in the first place.
But the original painting inside of it was just not my cup of tea.
Here is the before shot of my Thrift Store Wall Art.
What I liked about the original painting was that it had textures and layers to already it so when I painted over it you could see still it.
Materials For Quick and Easy Upcycle Thrift Store Wall Art
Tutorial for Repainting a Thrift Store Wall Art
The first most important step is to wipe off any excess dirt or dust on the thrifted wall art.
Sometimes these Wall Arts have been sitting in the thrift store for so long and accumulating dust that they need to be thoroughly cleaned before repainting it.
When that step is complete you can move onto the fun part which is repainting it.
If you love landscape-type Art (that was this original artwork) on the canvas you could literally use the same but brighter paint colors and repaint over it.
There are so many ways you can Upcycle a thrift store Art by spray painting or using decoupage paper etc.
But I chose to completely repaint it one color which was Purple since the room it’s going in already has a Purple Wall and I wanted to stay in the same color scheme.
The painting required two coats of Purple paint. You can see how the originals artwork’s texture is peeping out from behind which I really liked.
I let it dry for a whole day.
So I wanted to add just a small element of design to this thrift store Art.
I did that by stenciling a butterfly onto it.
I used Liquid Gold Gilding and a stencil brush and lightly painted around the stencil.
As soon as you have stenciled just remove the stencil and this is how my stenciling turned out.
I honestly love the simplicity of this Wall Art with just one Butterfly design in the Middle.
The thick gold frame really ties in the whole Art.
So what do you guys think of my Upcycled Thrift Store Wall Art?
Such a simple change but the final Result is beautiful.