Artist Adds ‘Star Wars’ Touches to Discarded Thrift Store Paintings

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Have you ever visited your local thrift store to find a large amount of discarded paintings that previously hung in someone’s home, but are now available at a cheap thrift store price? Well, this artist is bringing these old paintings back to life by adding Star Wars touches to them!


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As shared by Digg: Redditor DaveRuinsArt, proprietor of Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods in Canton, Ohio, made excellent use of his quarantine time by adding Star Wars vehicles and characters to unsold thrift store landscape paintings.

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“I started making these designs because I owned a vintage store and had some really beautiful landscapes but I couldn’t sell for $5,” he explained in an email to Digg. “I think I had one for two years and was thinking about just throwing it away and keeping the frame but I decided to give it a shot and added an ATST that had fallen over with Ewoks fishing off of it.”


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His viral paintings have been a blessing, he notes, as the coronavirus has been a challenge to his business.

“All the positive love from Reddit [has] been really good,” he said. “I’m overwhelmed right now because I’m immunocompromised and can’t hire anyone to work so it’s going to be a fun challenge to keep up but I’m so glad to have work right now. This all couldn’t have come at a better time!


About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.