Monday, April 4, 2011

It's been so long!!

Ooooh man, how long has it been since I last posted?! I don't even want to check. Anyways, I am back from my surprise hiatus  with a new restyle!

Yesterday I went to the Flea Market, where I got two huge blisters, a coke, and a $3 purse! The purse is what I'm going to focus on~ Here it is before:

As you can see, it's preeeetty simple. Not bad, but also not the bag for me! It was way too plain, so I decided to spruce it up. First I was going to go with navy stripes and make it nautical themed, but thats not really me, so I decided to go with cute teal chevron stripes!To make the stripes even spaced, I lined up tape side to side and then took off every other piece of tape so that all the stripes would be uniform.
Here it is with the tape! Next I mixed up my paints and painted it up~ I also painted the pouch on front a pinkish color. I'm not tooooo sure about the pink, I'm thinking gold might be better.

I sped up the drying process by using a hairdryer. I wanted to take pictures before I went to school so it had to go a little faster. Here it is all done:

 A few things I forgot to mention: I'm sure you can use most  paints, and I just used my regular acrylic paints. Since acrylics are water based, it was really easy to use clean up any little smudges. Just take a clean brush, dip it in water, and scrub at the paint smudge until it's gone~

Sorry this was such a long wait, it won't happen again! :3


  1. ohhhh lovely... u r so creative :))

  2. ahh this is so cute!! i can;t find a purse i like... have ben hunting for so long! thank you for the insipration i will just paint one duh.... ps you look so cute in that picture

  3. Just saw this on Project Restyle, great job! Looks so cute!

  4. this is so cool!!!
    how is it holding up though?

  5. sorry to take so long to answer! It's been holding up pretty great! no flaking or anything yet. If you try this, I would recommend going over it with a coat of sealer to help protect it.

  6. What paint do you use this time?