Posts Tagged With: DIY

Evening Bag DIY

A trip to my local flea market yielded a very affordable vintage evening bag. Unfortunately, it’s peach satin exterior was in poor condition. The interior was in excellent shape, although it did not have any labels to denote it origins.

I have been experimenting with metallic paints on leather for jewelry making and I thought it would be fun to try it on the satin. All I had to lose was $2 and a little time.

Well, voila…the results were very positive. The paint took well to the satin. I chose a rose gold shade and then added accents of a vintage chandelier crystal and jewelry piece.

I thought the gold tones worked well with the chain strap of the bag. Here are the before and after pictures.  What do you think?

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BEFORE

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BEFORE – YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE TO THE SATIN

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AFTER – PAINTED AND EMBELLISHED

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AFTER – IT CAN BE USED AS A CLUTCH WHEN THE CHAIN GOES INSIDE

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AFTER

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CLOSE UP OF THE VINTAGE CHANDELIER CRYSTAL AND JEWELRY PART

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INTERIOR

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Lace Accents DIY

I saw these jeans in an  Anthropologie ad for “Distressed Denim”. I love the lace trimmed pockets. They are Piper Destroyed by AG. I thought this would be an easy DIY project.  I chose some True Religion jeans I had not being wearing very much and added vintage lace around the edge of the front pockets. I plan on wearing them rolled up “boyfriend” style with a feminine white blouse as shown the photo below.

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