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30 Times People Gave Thrift Store Art An Upgrade

Published 1 month ago

Second-hand stores are an absolute goldmine of vintage clothes, ancient electronics, and ugly dishes. However, there’s one more thing that you’re almost certain to find in every thrift store – and that’s questionable artwork. And even though many of us usually just skip that section in general, some creative people actually see those old paintings as the perfect canvas for improvements.

People who upgraded boring or tacky thrift store art are sharing the results to the r/Repaintings subreddit, and their works really give a new meaning to the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. Check out all of the creative ways people gave old thrift store paintings a new life in the gallery below!

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#1 Painting-Bomb!

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#2 Could You Please Say “Hi” To Peany?

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#3 I Added Googly Eyes To This Thrift Store Nature Photography. It’s Hanging In My Dining Room

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#4 Stumbled Upon This Work Of Art

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#5 Thrift And Drift

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#6 Unsolved Mystery…

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#7 Nautical Nonsense – Acrylic Paint On A Thrifted Art Print

Image source: OldUglyArtHoarder

#8 I Did My First Repainting Recently!

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#9 All Work And No Play – I Had A Lot Of Fun Painting This One!

Image source: davepollotart

#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

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#11 “Whom Will Thou Call?” Acrylic On Old Art Print. She Used To Be Holding A Guitar And I Swapped It Out

Image source: OldUglyArtHoarder

#12 I Had Planned On Adding Buzz Lightyear But Was Persuaded To Add Alice Instead. I Think She Was The Right Choice

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#13 Repainting Or Original?

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#14 I Bought A Print From A Thrift Store And Felt Like It Needed A Cat!

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#15 Found A Cool Print At Thrift…thought It Could Use Some Krakens!

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#16 I Thought This Scene Looked Like A Place Darth Vader Would Go To Bask In His Loneliness

Image source: Ubadishnard

#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 Meowth Balloon Was A Better Idea

Image source: OldUglyArtHoarder

#18 Monster Flowers

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#19 A Repaint I Finished A Few Days Ago – I Auctioned It To Raise Money For The Hunger Project…

Image source: davepollotart

#20 “The Lover, The Dreamer, And Me” Repainted A Couple Years Ago

Image source: OldUglyArtHoarder

#21 ???? ?

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#22 Jake The Dog

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#23 My Glow In The Dark Repainting From A While Ago

Image source: keuerle

#24 “Great Harvest Of The Single Slice” – David Irvine March 2020

Image source: TheGnarledBranch

#25 “Suddenly”.. ( “The Scream” Repainting ), Me, Oil, 2021

Image source: myriyevskyy

#26 Been Wondering What To Paint Over This Old Thrift Store Art For Some Time. Thanks Bernie!

Image source: MTGKozan

#27 First Painting Of This Year

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#28 This Belongs Here

Image source: MajorBlink

#29 We Can’t Stop Here, This Is Rabbit Country

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#30 Here Is My First Attempt At Doing A Repainting, I Couldn’t Be Happier With How It Turned Out!

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