DIY – Painted leather bag

diy - painted leather bag

I found a bag in this great color on Net-a-Porter. I loved it, but it was way out of my budget. So I decided to make my version, with off course a little twist of my own.

diy - painted leather bag

On the right you see the bag I found for just one Euro at the thrift store. On the left you see thee paint I used. It is acrylic paint that I mixed until I got the shade I wanted. I mixed some fabric paint medium with it to make it suitable for painting leather.

The full instruction continues after the jump . . .

I used many layers of paint to get the whole bag covered. After that I used some white acrylic paint, again mixed with the fabric paint medium to make the stripes on the bag. You could also use tape to cover the original color before you paint your first color on the bag. But my bag wasn’t looking that good, so I decided to use white paint to make the stripes.

diy - painted leather bag

On the left you see the bag I inspired my bag on. It’s a small Proenza Schouler bag I found on Net-a-Porter. On the right you see my version. Doesn’t my DIY bag look cute?

DIY, Fashion

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