This Guy Takes Thrift Store Paintings And Makes Them New With His Unique Touch

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at 2015.10.12
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Some of the best craft projects are those that involve repurposing, recycling, or building upon old objects. Seeing something tired turned into something new is thrilling. But, it takes some serious talent and creativity to see the potential and then pull off one of these projects.

David Irvine has a knack for uncovering the possibility in items and making them new and exciting once again. He recently released a series called “Re-Directed Art.” He took old, boring thrift store artwork and made it into fun, interesting paintings. He “re-directs” the paintings in the sense that with his additions, he changes the focus, theme, or narrative. He uses something already imagined as his canvas to create something new. Check out his paintings below.

Suddenly this woodland scene is turned into a childhood fantasy.

Suddenly this woodland scene is turned into a childhood fantasy.

This serene landscape isn”t quite as serene with this giant toy bird.

This serene landscape isn

“Did he see me?”

This storm trooper does not like doing his chores.

This storm trooper does not like doing his chores.

Just another day, fishing out on the lake.

Just another day, fishing out on the lake.

This one got a whole lot creepier.

This one got a whole lot creepier.

A lovely forest road turns into a wild police chase after some slight changes.

A lovely forest road turns into a wild police chase after some slight changes.

This troll is kind of creepy, but also somehow adorable.

This troll is kind of creepy, but also somehow adorable.

I don”t remember there being glass bottles and toilet paper in the trees when I saw this movie as a kid.

I don

This looks like a fun table to sit at.

This looks like a fun table to sit at.

An octopus really is the perfect animal to put on an amazing puppet show.

An octopus really is the perfect animal to put on an amazing puppet show.

Even the rulers of the Galactic Empire need a little rest and relaxation.

Even the rulers of the Galactic Empire need a little rest and relaxation.

Batman is really making this peaceful port scene intense.

Batman is really making this peaceful port scene intense.

Everyone was having a nice evening. Until….

Everyone was having a nice evening. Until....

There”s nothing like a little repurposed art to make you want do something creative yourself. Next time you”re in a thrift store, find something you can repurpose and use your creativity to make it your own. Check out Irvine”s Esty store here.

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