Upcycled Yard Sale Art Makeover – Trash to Treasure


Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

Hey guys!  I’m back with a new makeover for Trash to Treasure Tuesday, where once a month some friends and I get together and share awesome transformations on free or thrifted items.  You can see my past T2T makeovers HERE – and be sure to visit my friends’ projects at the end of this post!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

I started with these two yard sale art prints – $5 for both – not a bad deal!

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

I had full intentions of making over both pieces for today’s post, but with a brand new baby less than a week old, I did pretty good with making over just one of them.  😉  (I’ll add photos of the 2nd one to this post when it’s finished.)

You know all those DIY projects you’ve seen using old windows?  This is kind of like one of those projects, but we’re sort of making our own window here, if that makes sense.  So first, I flipped the art over and removed everything except the frame and glass.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

Then I typed out PARIS using PicMonkey (I had to play with the fonts to find one to fit the frame well) and printed it (in Reverse) split onto two sheets of cardstock.  I cut the letters apart to get the spacing right and taped them together onto the front side of the glass.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

Next I got my Modern Masters Olympic Gold paint and FolkArt black acrylic paint and two small paintbrushes.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

I traced over the letters, painting onto the back side of the glass – several light coats of paint were needed.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

When the black letters were finished, next I used my E6000 (super strong fabulous glue) and glued around where the glass and frame meet (also on the back side).  Note: This glue is pretty much the best, strongest stuff out there IMO.  Which is probably why it takes about 24 hours to fully dry and become effective.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

Then I added a few coats of strategically placed gold paint for interest, and to go with the gold ornate frame.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

Whoop!  Here it is:

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

The gold is pretty subtle but I think it adds just the right touch.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

I kind of love it.  But then, I love pretty much anything Frenchy.  🙂

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

I’ll be doing a similar makeover on the other art print and I’ll add a pic here once it’s finished.

Yard sale print becomes French window-type art.  girlinthegarage.net

Next, here are my friends’ trash to treasure makeovers – click the blog names below the pictures to be taken to their creative projects!

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

1.  Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
2.  Prodigal Pieces
3.  Artsy Chicks Rule
4.  Bless’er House

Have a fabulous day, friends – and I’ll be back to share more baby news soon, I promise!

Jen


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4 Comments on Upcycled Yard Sale Art Makeover – Trash to Treasure

  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    October 13, 2015 at 4:41 am (2 years ago)

    eep! It’s so stylish and fun, Jen! Gotta love a good thrift store makeover. 🙂

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  2. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule
    October 13, 2015 at 10:35 am (2 years ago)

    So pretty Jen! I love anything Frenchy too. And the gold is the perfect touch. 🙂
    xo
    Nancy

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