How to Paint Your Purse
I love fashion. I hate to spend a lot of money but I will on things that I love and on things that I think will last me a lifetime. I spend money on purses. I actually get a lot of great deals on Shopbop.
I bought this great Tory Burch purse years ago. I wore this purse everywhere and you could tell. It sat in my closet because it looked awful. I mean it had scrapes and scratches and in general it looked like it should be thrown away. I was looking for a new purse. I really wanted a red one. I of course headed to shopbop and began searching. The purses I wanted were well over $250.00 so I decided I needed to save up. Then it hit me I could make a red purse.
How to Paint Your Purse
In a previous post I painted shoes. If you do not know how to paint shoes read my how to paint shoes post, I knew I had the ability to paint leather. I figured I might as well try it since I wasn’t using the purse anyway. I might as well for under $10 transform my purse from something I wasn’t using to something I would always use.
The first step is to clean your purse with a dry cloth. Then you need with a professional leather preparer. I suggest angelus brand. Then go ahead and put your purse on a non sticky surface. I used a plastic placemat to paint mine on. I had two brushes one was small and one was a little bit larger both were for acrylic paint.
Then I selected the red angelus paint I only needed the 1 fl oz for my purse but I bought the larger one so I could find shoes to paint to match my purse. I mean why not have shoes that match perfectly. The red is so amazing I thought about also painting my watch band.
Once you are done painting your purse, let it dry. Then do another coat. I made sure I covered everything with the paint. Then I had to go in and fix the trim. I honestly should have used painters tape over the logos but I didn’t. I had to scrap the paint off. It wasn’t hard and if I would have caught it when it was wet I could have used a Q-Tip.
The last step is to apply an acrylic finisher.
I chose the satin finisher. You want to apply it with a rag and let it dry. It will help your purse look great for years to come. That is how I rescued my purse from the back of my closet for less than $10. I have enough paint and supplies to do another project. I can’t believe how great it came out and the best part is I recycled. It makes me want to jump on Ebay and grab another one and paint it.
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