Hey friends! I am thrilled to be participating today and every month going forward with some amazing bloggers in the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. You guys know that thrift store upcycles are my jam, and this is the best. jam. session. ever. Scroll down to learn more about the party, check out my upcycled art, and then browse all of the lucious links!
If you’re new here, thank you so much for visiting! In the MENU bar above you’ll see that we here at Reinvented (that’s me, Kimm, and my cute engineer hubby) are obsessed with all things farmhouse, trash to treasure, and DIY. Scrap wood is our favorite “medium.” We’d love to have you stay awhile!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge: Upcycled Art
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I bought this beach inspired canvas painting at our local thrift a couple of years ago, painted the ugly brown frame white, and hung it in our master bathroom. As our tastes have slowly changed, I’ve embraced a more neutral palate, and had stashed this piece in the basement.
During my annual January purge, I found this beauty and decided to create an upcycled art piece using our Focus Word for 2017: BUILD. We still had a blank space on our bathroom wall, and I thought that a reminder of our focus word would be ideal for that spot.
I bought some vinyl letters and stuck them on the art. Quick Tip: Buy vinyl letters that are meant for mailboxes, they are much cheaper than scrapbook stickers!
I chose a gray shade of chalky finish paint that we’ve used on a couple of other pieces in our bedroom, and painted two coats over the letters.
The texture of the painting will show through, and at first I found that unnerving, but I ultimately decided that it added some rustic charm. ;)
After the paint is dry, use the edge of a sharp knife to gently loosen a corner of each letter and peel them off.
Tada! I am quite the sucker for typography art, and am loving this twist. What do you think?
If you’d like to try this upcycled art idea, you’ll need these supplies:
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
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