Thrift Store Art –
I love spending time flipping through the artwork at my favorite thrift store. There is so much art in this world, something for everyone to love – and art at thrift stores makes it affordable. After filling my art gallery bathroom with thrift store art, I didn’t expect to buy any more pieces after all the space in there was filled. But the last few times I went to the store, I felt pulled to that section – I needed my art fix.
These are the latest pieces I picked up. Looks like I’m going to have to come up with a new space to start filling…
My husband is not a fan of the crying kiddo above. He says it makes him sad. But I love any needlepoint pictures of people. I don’t know why, but they fascinate me. I love how all the different shades of yarn (thread?) makes it look so realistic from a distance. Check out the one in my bathroom too.
The Flowers painting above is an original painting, signed and dated. I googled the artist while at the store, and found a few of his pieces sold for a few hundred dollars. It only cost me $9, and honestly I don’t think I’d sell it, but it makes me a little excited to have found an original anything from an established artist.
Yeah, another crying child. This one is just a print, but I really think it’s beautiful. Maybe I’ll dedicate a wall somewhere to crying kid art. My brother-in-law suggested that they all go in a corner… get it? LOL!
I think this print is one of my favorites. The look on her face is beautiful, and I want to eat that baby’s little toes. I have to fix the matting, but it’s another one that I couldn’t pass up.
This is another print, although this one is signed… Found one very similar on sale on Ebay for $300! I will re-matt this one, make it a little less 1980’s by getting rid of the peach/pink frame. I love the blues, don’t you?
And finally, this Del Forsloff oil painting is also an original. His work can be found all over the internet, with his pieces going for a couple hundred dollars too. I got it for $2 – it was in the junk buckets – I think because of the size. My daughter loves it, and I think it will look great in her future tiny house.
I have a board on Pinterest called Art I Would Put on My Walls, if you are interested in seeing some more beautiful pieces that I would love to have in my house. I pinned a few links that I found with information on the art above, if you are interested in finding out more about the artists.
So, what kind of art do you like? Do you gravitate towards just one kind, or do you like a little bit of everything like me?
UPDATE: I finally got around to actually hanging the art in this post. I put it in the hallway outside the art gallery bathroom. Our master bedroom opens up to this hallway, so it’s nice to see something other than blank walls when we open the door.
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