15 Minute Thrift Store Art Upcycle



Happy Wednesday, Friends! Friday I shared a recent thrift store art find.  For today's 15 Minute Fix, I'll show you how I gave it a mini upcycle to create a look I love...


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


As I mentioned before, usually when I buy old prints like this, it's to upcycle the frame for my Etsy shop. This time I was drawn to the art, but the dated gold plastic frame--not so much. Even so, I knew it was a quick fix. Here's how you can do it too!


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


First, remove the art and glass to protect it while you paint.


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


Next, select your favorite paint. I used my go-to gray paint, DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish in Yesteryear.


15 minute thrift store art upcycle
As a DecoArt blogger outreach member, I received paint for this project. This post contains affiliate links for suggested supplies. See full disclosure here.


Brush or sponge on the paint: 9 minutes. {Tip: If you use chalk paint, there's no need to sand or prime the frame first.} 


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


Allow it to dry thoroughly.


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


Once the frame is dry, use an accent color to dry brush the ornate detail on the frame: 5 minutes. 


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


Allow to dry, replace the art and voila! After purchasing my framed print for .50, I saw the exact same Homco print on Etsy for $35.00! 


15 minute thrift store art upcycle


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15 minute thrift store art upcycle


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12 comments:

  1. That colour on the frame really makes the artwork more noticeable, thank you for sharing. x

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  2. Love that frame color and plan to purchase some and try it. The "ager" in me so wants to add a little dark wax to that frame, just to age it down a little.

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  3. So pretty Cecilia! Love how you accented the decorative swirls with white. It so nicely complements that sweet picture too.

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  4. What a difference the paint on the frame makes! Love that color!

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  5. Love how the frame turned out Cecilia :)

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  6. Great quick fix Cecilia! That pretty gray complements the print beautifully.

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  7. Looks very pretty now. (Had I known the print was worth something I might not have turned it into a chalkboard lol).
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  8. What a wonderful transformation!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  9. Love the color and looks great with the art.

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  10. I have that same print in the exact same frame! I love it gold, but now that I see it in gray and white.... I love it even more! I must paint mine now.
    Thanks!
    :) gwingal

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  11. So pretty...I love the transformation.

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  12. It is amazing how the different colored frame transforms the artwork. Thank you for sharing on Thursday Favorite Things. Shared and pinned.

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