The 15 Minute Fix: Yard Sale Art Upcycle


Happy Wednesday and welcome to another 15 Minute Fix! This week I'm sharing the quick upcycle of a recent yard sale find...

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When I came across this sweet framed art at a yard sale, I remembered the floral painting technique that was popular in the eighties. The owner/artist confirmed my recollection when she shared she had painted it in an art class around that time. I was drawn to it and since it was $1, brought it home with me.


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The wooden frame was in good condition, but my goal was to brighten the art, so I gave it a coat of gold spray paint: 5 minutes



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While it dried, I cleaned up the glass* but decided it still needed a little something. I considered adding a word to the center of the floral wreath with gold script stickers...


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...like this!


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Last, I popped the frame back on. *Glass cleaning, letters and frame: 10 minutes. I'm h-a-p-p-y with the results ;) 


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13 comments:

  1. Cecilia, that is adorable. If the artist sees it she may just want it back. Great recycle!

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  2. You really made the artwork shine, and brought it up to modern.

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  3. The gold frame and lettering in the center goes much better with the art than the black! It really stands out now :)

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  4. Cute! It looks much better with the refreshed frame and lettering. Happy, indeed!

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  5. You are so creative! Very pretty!!

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  6. So cute! I am really crushing on gold these days, great color choice! xoKathleen

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  7. The gold really brightens up that frame. So pretty!

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  8. Very pretty Cecilia. The gold really brings out the print.

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  9. Very sweet!! Your creative mind amazes me again!!

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  10. I love your 15 minute fixes.
    I realized I could shop my garage for some art work I can rejuvenate.
    Happy TOHOT!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this fun project with SYC.

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