Vintage clothing, antique electronics, and unsightly dishes can all be found in secondhand stores. However, there is one more item that you can almost always count on finding in a thrift store: questionable artwork. Even while many of us choose to ignore that part in general, some creative folks regard those outdated artworks as the ideal canvas for improvement.
People who have improved uninteresting or garish thrift store art have shared their creations on the r/Repainting’s forum, and their work truly puts the expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to shame. In the gallery below, see all of the unique ways people have given old thrift store paintings a new lease on life.
#2 Could You Please Say “Hi” To Peany?
#3 I Added Googly Eyes To This Thrift Store Nature Photography. It’s Hanging In My Dining Room
#4 Stumbled Upon This Work Of Art
#5 Thrift And Drift
#6 Unsolved Mystery…
#7 Nautical Nonsense – Acrylic Paint On A Thrifted Art Print
#8 I Did My First Repainting Recently!
#9 All Work And No Play – I Had A Lot Of Fun Painting This One!
#10 For A Year Now I’m Giving New Life To 2nd Hand Wall Plates And Transforming Them In To Very Ugly Plates And This Beauty Is One Of Them
#11 “Whom Will Thou Call?” Acrylic On Old Art Print. She Used To Be Holding A Guitar And I Swapped It Out
#12 I Had Planned On Adding Buzz Lightyear But Was Persuaded To Add Alice Instead. I Think She Was The Right Choice
#13 Repainting Or Original?
#14 I Bought A Print From A Thrift Store And Felt Like It Needed A Cat!
#15 Found A Cool Print At Thrift…thought It Could Use Some Krakens!
#16 I Thought This Scene Looked Like A Place Darth Vader Would Go To Bask In His Loneliness
#17 “Prepare For Trouble.” I Always Knew I Wanted To Add A Hot Air Balloon But Originally I Planned To Add Rocky And Bullwinkle. I Think The Meow Balloon Was A Better Idea
#18 Monster Flowers
#19 A Repaint I Finished A Few Days Ago – I Auctioned It To Raise Money For The Hunger Project…
#20 “The Lover, The Dreamer, And Me” Repainted A Couple Years Ago