How to Make a Goodwill Painting Spooky

Have you been seeing this idea of how to make a Goodwill Painting Spooky?

Of course I had to give it a try!  I ventured over to our local Goodwill and found this beautiful painting for just over $6.00.  I actually looked up the artist…you know, just in case I somehow hit the painting of the lifetime jackpot.  😉 You never know when something like this would instead turn into an Antique Roadshow kind of situation.  😉

Alas, it’s a print, but still very beautiful.

Being that this is a print I gave myself the go ahead to use it as I wished.  Now, I’ve seen a lot of people find artwork and then they paint on ghosts.  Even though it was a print I still couldn’t paint it, so I instead came up with the idea to use parchment paper as my little ghosts.  I figured they’d be transparent and how cool would that look, but unfortunately it just wasn’t coming together with this particular piece of art.  Then I had a lightbulb moment of using these bats that I have all over the house!  I stuck on one…and then another…and then another.  It was looking perfectly spooky!

This beautiful painting from Goodwill easily and quickly became a spooky scene in our living room.

Goodwill Art turned Spooky
What do you think?!  I’m super excited about this!  I’d loooove to hear if you decide to make one of these, too!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I appreciate every comment and view!
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Thanks so much, friends!
Marie 🙂


  1. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators. I'll be featuring your post on tomorrow's party. If you stop by & let me know in the comments if you're following me on social media I'll feature you there as well. You can also grab an "I was featured" button if you'd like. Congrats!

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