We know how much you love art, illustrations, and paintings, dear Pandas, so we’ve got a treat in store for you today. Say hello to the ‘Repaintings’ subreddit where people from all over the internet share their imaginative creations.
The community isn’t dedicated to just any old paintings, however. No, sirree! The nearly 123k-member-strong online group is meant for repainted secondhand art. People grab a painting from their local thrift shop, garage sale, secondhand store, or even trash bin, bring it home, and add in some awesome new additions with a paintbrush. The results are genuinely cool and we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Remember to upvote the pics that you enjoyed the most.
If you’re anything like me and you’re just itching to give repainting a try, be sure to let us know how that went. And don’t forget to follow r/Repaintings if you love their stuff as much we do.
I Added Googly Eyes To This Thrift Store Nature Photography. It's Hanging In My Dining Room
Plenty of these repaintings feature characters and icons from pop culture, beloved TV shows and movies, as well as some well-known brands. Others, however, are completely original additions that formed in the artists’ minds.
Founded back in 2014, the r/Repaintings subreddit celebrated its 7th birthday in mid-February. Over the years, they’ve amassed a huge collection of upgraded secondhand paintings that any modern museum would be proud to feature.
Nautical Nonsense - Acrylic Paint On A Thrifted Art Print
I Had Planned On Adding Buzz Lightyear But Was Persuaded To Add Alice Instead. I Think She Was The Right Choice
Thrift And Drift
“Find a painting at a garage sale, thrift store, or in the trash and repaint it. Add some monsters! Add a UFO! Some lasers? Don't mind if I do! Post the results. Before and After pics appreciated,” the subreddit moderators invite redditors and random tourists from all corners of the internet to get their hands dirty with paint and let their creativity loose.
However much technology might change, there’s still something about analog tech that just can’t be beaten. I’m all for digital art, but traditional techniques hold a special place in my heart (just like physical books). So you can imagine how happy I was to read that the ‘Repaintings’ group only allows for “traditionally repainted works with real physical paint.” Sorry, digital art, this time, you won’t be in the spotlight, no matter how much we love you.
For A Year Now I'm Giving New Life To 2nd Hand Wall Plates And Transforming Them In To Very Ugly Plates And This Beauty Is One Of Them
I Did My First Repainting Recently!
Finding a secondhand painting to repaint might be harder than you think during the Covid-19 pandemic. Previously, Fashion Life learned all about the massive changes to how thrift stores function during the endless worldwide lockdowns. With worries of a third coronavirus wave mixed in with loosening regulations here and there, the rules are constantly changing.
All Work And No Play - I Had A Lot Of Fun Painting This One!
I Bought A Print From A Thrift Store And Felt Like It Needed A Cat!
Found A Cool Print At Thrift...thought It Could Use Some Krakens!
In an interview with the Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared Facebook group team, Fashion Life earlier learned that plenty of thrift stores have moved to online ordering while the pandemic continues to rage on.
“Some even have curbside pickup, so we recommend checking with your favorite stores to see if they've done this," one of the Weird Secondhand Finds team members gave some advice to those of us who have an urge to go secondhand shopping.
Been Wondering What To Paint Over This Old Thrift Store Art For Some Time. Thanks Bernie!
“Whom Will Thou Call?” Acrylic On Old Art Print. She Used To Be Holding A Guitar And I Swapped It Out
What’s more, you can use social media to keep track of your favorite local shops: from what’s new in stock to ordering what you want in advance so you don’t physically have to go to the shop. All you need to do is find what you like online, order it, and then either pick it up yourself or wait for a delivery to your home. That’s certainly one way to get access to thrift store paintings while staying safe.
I Thought This Scene Looked Like A Place Darth Vader Would Go To Bask In His Loneliness
“The Lover, The Dreamer, And Me” Repainted A Couple Years Ago
"Following your favorite shops Facebook pages is also recommended so you can stay up to date on what they're doing as well as get quicker notice when they have sales, new items listed, etc. That way you can safely thrift from the comfort of your own home while still supporting your local shops."
A Repaint I Finished A Few Days Ago - I Auctioned It To Raise Money For The Hunger Project...
Repainting Or Original?
“Prepare For Trouble.” I Always Knew I Wanted To Add A Hot Air Balloon But Originally I Planned To Add Rocky And Bullwinkle. I Think The Meowth Balloon Was A Better Idea
Along with a rise in digital secondhand shopping, more and more stores are taking up safety precautions like the mandatory wearing of masks, limiting the number of customers, providing disinfectant for your hands, enforcing social distancing, erecting plexiglass protectors at counters, etc. This way, those stores that are open are able to reduce the risk of infection for staff and customers alike.