Before & After: Thrift Store Painting Transformed

updated May 7, 2019
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Although it’s not terribly difficult to make your own frame for a canvas, it can be more work than required. Check out this thrift store painting — not many would consider hanging it in their homes as is — but with a Bambi makeover, I’m all over it!

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Over at Under The Table and Dreaming, Stephanie Lynn has been hard at work revamping this red barn into something a little more modern and fresh for her space.

Sure she could have used a blank canvas from the craft store and could have made the frame herself, but that wasn’t the route she took. Instead, she quickly covered the old canvas with a bit of fabric she had on hand and put a few base coats of paint on it to make sure the old scene didn’t show through.

With the help of an image found online and her trusty overhead projector, the deer went from her computer to the canvas in no time flat. The look is fun, easy to do and a great way to use up canvases (especially oversized ones that would cost a fortune to buy new), that might otherwise end up in the landfill! Details can be found over at Under The Table and Dreaming.