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One of my new years resolutions was to do a little more thrifting. I found a little old house turned antique shop, knowing full well it was not my flavor I took my chances. As I rounded a corner there he was George Washington with his little smirk. I thought it was a pretty cool picture but then moved on right out the front door. The next two days I couldn’t get this thing out of my mind. I went back hoping it was too expensive and I could just be done. George came home with me that day for $25. I quickly broke out the acrylic paints and went to town. I wanted to mess with the print itself but did a little hunting and found that it is from the 60’s and are pretty hard to find in this large size. I am sure it’s not worth much but I decided to leave it as is. Make the jump to see what happened to George.

modern art design interior diy painting

modern art design interior diy painting

modern art design interior diy painting

modern art design interior diy painting


  • troy.

    Love it!

  • Kate

    This is really really great.

  • CapreeK

    Love this! I think I saw it on Design Sponge this week? Anyway, it’s awesome and so are you for even thinking of this! :)

  • dani

    love what you did with the frame. perfect.

  • Tyler

    Thanks everyone! it was fun to do

  • Fiona

    Wow. Clever.

  • josimmomorgan

    Super yum

  • Stan Williams — The Elegant Thrifter

    That was a smart purchase and the way you transformed it is so clever. Congrats! Stan

  • Sakarina

    Wow! That’s awesome!

  • Brandon

    Fantastic, I love how it interacts with the objects next to the frame.

  • DJinny

    Oh my nice! Such good ideas on this site!
    Love it!

  • Jenn

    I think the fact that you didn’t change the basic print really makes this piece work.

    This is so AMAZING on both design and pop culture levels. Awesome.

  • Tyler

    Thanks Jenn!

  • Marie @ M2JL STUDIO

    Wow. That’s a very clever makeover. Great job.

  • tula

    George looks way swanky now.

  • Elise / Pennyweight

    Love it! May I ask how you did this… just a brush and some craft paints?

  • Tyler

    Elise, I just used acrylic artist paints and brushes I had left over from my college days

  • Melissa Arnold


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