Art.

Such a personal thing.

It ranges from inexpensive prints to extremely expensive originals.

And let’s be honest.  Most of us can’t afford the extremely expensive originals.

I’ve had so many readers ask me questions about where I got all my dining room artwork that I figured it was time to share my little “secret”.

The truth is, that they are all from either a thrift store or a garage sale!

If you are willing to look past the damaged, dated, or dark frames and just focus on the art work you can find some stunning pieces!

The key is hunting down oil paintings that you love and that work with your decor scheme.

These paintings I found over a period of time and a good friend of mine gave me one of them as a birthday gift.

They started out looking like this:

original oil painting 2

And this…

 

This is an excerpt from the article Thrift Store Vintage Painting Gallery Wall in the Dining Room which originally appeared on http://thehappyhousie.com/.