Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Painting a Thrift Store Purse - Awesome DIY Makeover

I love a creative project and I love upcycling. I haven’t really told you too much yet, but I am leaving on a very cool vacation in a matter of weeks. And there is so much pre-trip stuff to do, and stuff to buy and one of them was getting a good carry on purse that will hold my tablet, my art supplies, wallet, passport, camera….boarding tickets and all that stuff. So, I found a purse at Goodwill (love that store) and because it had so many interesting little faux snakeskin designs/shapes, OF COURSE i had to make a new project for myself. And that is, spiff up this beauty with the colors of a map. Yep, cool pale blues and greens, with a hint of yellow, because after all, there must be a smidge of WARM with all those COOLS.  See how practical knowing some color theory can be? Yes, oh Yes. Can’t know too much about color. C’est Impossible! 


Meanwhile, here’s my purse project. It’s vinyl I am pretty sure, but really lovely quality.

painting a thrift store purse - awesome DIY makeover



painting a thrift store purse - awesome DIY makeover



painting a thrift store purse - awesome DIY makeover

painting a thrift store purse - awesome DIY makeover

painting a thrift store purse - awesome DIY makeover

painting a thrift store purse - awesome DIY makeover

I know it doesn’t look like much yet….I’ve only just begun, and these little square shapes will need 2-3 coats each easily, but stay tuned for the finished piece….long way to go! I need to keep some black all around the color shapes so the black is still the uniting background. Anyhoo, I’m figuring it out as I go. I needed a new project, mind you, like a hole in my head. But oh we creatives are a bit on the nutsy side. LOL.

COMPLETED:
This took a  minimum of four layers to get a nice opaque color spot. This purse was my carry-on bag when I went to Spain summer 2015 and boy oh boy, did I get a lot of compliments!  Then of course I had to tell everyone who asked that I paid a whopping $12.95 for my treasure!  (There were countless hours of labor, of course. But all fun!)

painting a thrift store purse - awesome diy makeover

painting a thrift store purse - awesome diy makeover

Blessings and Paint On! ~Joanie
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