Orange & Navy Wall Art Upcycle Makeover

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Great upcycle when you are in a pinch for wall art! Orange & Navy Wall Art Upcycle Makeover with thrift store canvases! Easy way to refresh an old painting. See more of my home decor projects in my collection.

Orange & Navy Wall Art Makeover, See how I perked up these two thrift store canvases for our monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! Coral, Navy Blue, #Orange, #wallart, teal. See tutorial on #canvas

Hi guys! Today is the second Thrift Store Decor Upcycle! I’ve teamed up with 19 of my favorite bloggers for a monthly challenge to make something fantastic out of something thrifted!

I found two watercolor canvases and thought they would be perfect to makeover. The canvases were in great shape and the hardware was almost new.

Lately, I’ve been addicted to blue and orange everything, just take a look at my blog colors this Spring.  When I saw these pics I knew I could add some colorful paint to perk these guys up. Let’s do a makeover!!

Orange Navy Wall Art Makeover


  • Thrift Store Canvases
  • Acrylic Paint: White, Navy Blue, Coral, Steel (Grey) Blue
  • Paint Brushes

Orange & Navy Wall Art Upcycle Makeover 1


Prime canvas before painting
Paint all the white areas first with two coats of white paint to brighten the background.

DIY Orange and Navy Blue Wall Art

I followed the pattern that was already on the canvases. I added coral and blue colors randomly in the pattern. Touch up with baby wipes when needed. Let it dry and you are ready to hang!

Navy Coral Wall Art Makeover Up

I hung them over my hall tree to brighten up my entryway for summer and they came out so fun. I love the color pop when you walk in the door! Who knew those two dingy pics could look so amazing!

Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge

Now let’s check out what the other bloggers made over!

Here’s the low down~

I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea     Sherry | Savvy Apron     Stacy | Anastasia Vintage

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

What have you made over lately that came out great? I’d love to hear about it!


Orange & Navy Wall Art Makeover, See how I perked up these two thrift store canvases for our monthly Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! Coral, Navy Blue, #Orange, #wallart, teal. See tutorial on #canvas

XOXOKIMGCheck out more of my upcycles~

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Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, floral designer, and now Park Lane Stylist behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!

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  1. 5.21.16
    Erlene said:

    So clever to use the print that was already there. Love the new modern look of the canvases.

    • 5.24.16
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much Erlene!

  2. 5.20.16
    Heather said:

    Great project! I admit the hat and bag really visually drew me in, though…. :) Must try an epicycle myself.

    Also just wanted to point out your image misspells the word “upcycle” and says “upcyce” instead.

    • 5.24.16
      Kim said:

      I am such a ditz Thanks for letting me know. It’s been there all weekend, yuck. Thanks for the sweet comments.

  3. 5.20.16
    Marie said:

    What a smart way to get inexpensive canvases for your art. I love how your paintings turned out!

  4. 5.19.16

    Very cool & unique art! Love it!

  5. 5.19.16

    What a fun idea. I like how it is a quick and easy way to perk up the house.

  6. 5.19.16

    You made it look so easy! I love that you simply repainted the design rather than start from scratch. My mantra is work smarter, not harder. Orange is a fun color for summer!

  7. 5.19.16

    These canvases really brighten up your room for spring. It’s great that the pattern on them was one that you liked so that you could simply paint over it.

  8. 5.19.16

    I love your art and I love that you used thrift store canvases because that saves money! Your wall looks great!