How to Repurpose Old Art Piece

How to Repurpose Old Art with Bodaq Interior Film

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What to do with old art?

Artwork can be an incredible source of joy and inspiration, but what happens when the piece of art you once loved no longer holds the same meaning or resonance for you? Whether it’s a painting, sculpture, or photograph, many of us find ourselves at a loss for what to do with old art that no longer fits our current style or taste. Here are some ideas for what to do with your old art:

  1. Donate it. If you have a piece of art that you no longer want, consider donating it to a local museum or art organization. Many museums accept donations of artwork, which can then be displayed in their galleries or used for educational purposes.
  2. Sell it. You may be able to sell your old artwork online or through a local art dealer. Websites like eBay and Etsy are great places to sell artwork, as are local art fairs and galleries. Be sure to research the value of your artwork before selling it so that you can get a fair price.
  3. Repurpose it. If you have a piece of art that you no longer love, consider repurposing it creatively. For example, you could cut a painting into smaller pieces and frame them individually, or use a canvas to create a new piece of art by painting over it.
  4. Give it away. If you have a friend or family member who loves the piece of art that you no longer want, consider giving it to them as a gift. This can be a great way to pass on a piece of art that you once loved to someone who will appreciate it.
  5. Store it. If you’re not sure what to do with your old art, consider storing it for a while. You may find that your taste or style changes in the future, and you may come to love the piece of art once again. Be sure to store it properly to prevent damage, such as in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and moisture.

How to repurpose old art?

Rather than disposing of old art, consider repurposing it into something new and exciting. Here are some ideas on how to repurpose old art:

Create a collage

Cut up the old artwork and use the pieces to create a collage. You can use a blank canvas or a piece of cardboard as a base and glue the pieces on to create a new and unique piece of art. This is a great way to use the colors and patterns of the original artwork to create something new and visually interesting.

How to repurpose old art: Create a collage

Use it as a background

If you have a large piece of old art that you don’t love anymore, consider using it as a background for a new piece. You can paint or draw on top of the original artwork to create a layered and textured effect. For instance, an art piece below is an upcycled vintage art by Heather Castles.

Walkers in the Woods by Heather Castles

Make a piece of furniture

If you have a large canvas or piece of artwork, consider using it to create a piece of furniture. You can use the canvas to create a headboard for your bed or a screen for privacy. You can also use the artwork as a tabletop or decoupage it onto a piece of furniture.

How to repurpose old art: create a piece of furniture

Frame it differently

Sometimes all an old piece of art needs is a new frame. Consider taking the artwork to a professional framer and experimenting with different frames and mats to create a new and refreshed look.

How to reuse an old art piece: reframe it

How to create new artwork with Bodaq?

So, we decided to show you how easy it is to give a new life to an old piece of art. 

Choose or draw your design

Before you start creating your artwork, choose a design you want to work with. You can use an existing design or create your own. Keep in mind that Bodaq interior film comes in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can choose a film that will complement your design.

For this project we chose the interior film patterns below:

Gather your materials

Once you have your design, you’ll need to gather your materials. You’ll need a cutting mat, a sharp knife or scissors, a ruler, and of course, your Bodaq interior film. You may also want to use a transfer paper to help you transfer the design onto the film.

Prepare the interior film patterns you want to use

Cut the film

Using a sharp knife or scissors, carefully cut the Bodaq interior film into the shape of your design. You can use a ruler to ensure that your cuts are straight and even. Be sure to take your time and make precise cuts.

Prepare necessary tools

Apply the film

Once you’ve cut out your design, it’s time to apply the film. Peel off the backing and carefully place the film onto the surface you want to apply it to. Smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles using a squeegee or your fingers.

Create your design with interior film

Finish the artwork

Once you’ve applied the film, you can add finishing touches to your artwork. You can use additional Bodaq interior film to add details or embellishments to your design. You can also frame your artwork or use it to decorate other surfaces, such as a table or a door.

For this example, we decided to cover the frame as well. So we precut the necessary amount of film – pattern PTW02 Sand Wood – for the frame. Then we wrapped the frame to upgrade its look.

Cut necessary forms
Wrap the art frame

Finished Piece.

In conclusion, creating artwork with Bodaq interior film is a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your home or office. By choosing your design, gathering your materials, cutting the film, applying the film, and finishing the artwork, you can create a stunning piece of art that reflects your style and personality. So go ahead and get creative with Bodaq interior film!

Style and enjoy your artwork

For Inquiries.

If you have questions about Bodaq Interior Film, would like to know how to install it, or become a Bodaq certified installer, contact us through the contact formcertification request form, or at [email protected]. We are always happy to hear from you and assist you further.

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