Art can be expensive. I love finding some good thrifted artwork that I can easily update. Follow along to see how I transform this goodwill artwork for under $20.
Follow along to see this easy and cheap goodwill artwork makeover for under $20.
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Before – Goodwill Artwork Makeover
This artwork stuck out to me at Goodwill recently. Not for how it looks overall right now, but for the prints themselves. I love a good black and white, vintage print. When I saw these, I knew I could transform them easily, with just a little bit of paint that I already have. So easy and cheap. These prints were $4.99 and $6.99. It doesn’t get much better than that! Stick around to see how I transform these with just a little bit of paint and a few minutes of my time.
#1 – Deconstruct the Frames (carefully)
I took the frames apart so I could paint the frames and the mats separately. Painting these two things will give these prints an entire new look.
#2 – Paint Mats and Frames
I chose Chantilly Lace (Benjamin Moore) for the mats and Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore) for the frames. Initially I thought I would leave the frames black, but I loved the idea of softening them up a bit so the print really shines. I’m so happy I painted them Revere Pewter as I really love the way they turned out!
In the pictures below, the frames and the mats look like the same color, but they aren’t, I promise 😉
After 2 coats, the frames and mats were ready to go. Let’s get them put back together!
#3 – Time to Put them Back Together
And that’s it, folks! Time to put these prints back in their frames. Seriously so happy with how they turned out. Now I just need to find a home for them somewhere in my house. Can’t wait to find the perfect spot for them to live. Check out the finished product below.
After – Goodwill Artwork Makeover
I love the way they turned out! They look so good in my bedroom, they might just end up staying in there. We’ll see I guess!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you loved this Goodwill Artwork Makeover and that it inspired you to keep an eye out for some art at the thrift store next time you go.