Keepin' It Real With Ironic Art

Keepin' It Real With Ironic Art

Gregory Han
Jul 10, 2008

Another Austin potential blogger is here to share her insight about thrift store art. Tell Kristin what you think.

This classy piece of art, titled "Lord Bolton on a Bay Hunter", was the first thing we ever bought to decorate our first ever apartment. We were in college and didn't have much money to spend on decor – and, we'll admit, we didn't have much taste – so we went to thrift stores in search of things that would make our new home feel like home. But even though it's been a couple of years since graduating and our taste has improved, we just can't get rid of this painting...

It's always been a conversation piece -- there's just something about it. Something ridiculous, something genuine, and most importantly something that shows off our sense of humor. While ironic art isn't something everyone would want up on their walls, it's really an affordable way to decorate your place. And you never know what you're going to find. Here are some of our favorite Austin thrift stores, in case you want to hunt for another painting in the Lord Bolton series:

Thrift Town
5726 Manchaca Rd

Thriftland
512 W Stassney Ln Ste 107

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
1327 S Congress Ave

Room Service Vintage
107 E North Loop Blvd

Got any favorite thrift shops, or any thrift-tastic treasures you've found that you proudly display in your home?

Post and photo by Kristin

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