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Dipped Art for a Colorful Modern Home

This color dipped art is the perfect way to modernize a thrift store piece – all you need is a can of spray paint! Great for adding a unique, bold piece to your home.

Skills Required: Beginner. NO craft skills are required to make this. You’re just using spray paint and painter’s tape.

Color Dipped DIY Wall Art

Have you ever noticed the plethora of art in thrift stores? Maybe you haven’t, but I certainly have! Some of them are a wee bit tacky. But yet also interesting at the same time?

Others have potential, but they just don’t quite fit into your aesthetic. With this simple color dipped DIY wall art, you can modernize any old piece!

Can of spray paint, painter's tape, and an old piece of art

Color Dipped Art

Gather These Materials

  • Thrift Store Art
  • Spray Paint (in any color to suit your space)
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Garbage Bag


You’re going to make this project in three simple steps. You’re going to tape off the art, spray paint it, and then touch up. Even if you’ve never made anything before, you’ll be able to tackle this.

Tape Off the Canvas

1. Tape off the section you would like to spray paint. Wrap the remainder of your art in a garbage bag to protect from the paint.

Taping off the art with a straight line of painter's tape

Spray Paint the Art

2. Spray your art with the spray paint. Let dry completely between layers until you have the desired tone. When working with any spray, several light coats are better than a few thick ones. Especially when you are trying to prevent bleed.

Dipped canvas with the bottom spray painted in blue

3. Carefully remove tape and garbage bag.

Removing the painter's tape from the dipped art

Touch Up

4. Touch up where needed. Sometimes the spray paint bleeds through; I find a Magic Eraser takes off those spots easily.

How to make dipped wall art

Let your dipped painting dry completely before hanging so no paint gets on your wall!

This dipped art is a perfect way to add that pop of color in your space! Not to mention, bringing in those fun pieces of thrifted art you always see hanging around and collecting dust. I love the modern look and unique feel our space now has!

DIY dipped painting with paint and thrift store art

It makes a statement for sure. I want to make one for Halloween. With black or orange or both. I think it would be really cool. I hope you liked making this.

XOXO, Lidy

If you enjoyed this unique project, I’d love for you to take a peek at this other unique art:

Jeanine H

Monday 18th of August 2014

YES PLEASE! I have NEVER seen this done before! I'm in love, hooked! Writing my long list for the next Thrift Store rendevous ;D Thank YOU!


Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Thanks so much Alexis - that means a lot!!



Monday 4th of August 2014

What a cool idea, Lidy! I just used your other idea for the color dipped frame in my living room. A little gold on a silver frame. It is so pretty! I love all your inventive ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!


Wednesday 6th of August 2014

Yay! I am so happy you like it!! You are so sweet friend :)