DIY: color block clutch | Thriftanista in the City

8.17.2012

DIY: color block clutch

Easy DIY projects are my favorite. I love the instant gratification. My clutch is one such project. I spiced up a thrifted grey clutch with a few coats of cobalt teal acrylic paint. 

Presto. Change-o. Done!

It didn't take much paint either. You will be seeing this color on more bags, shoes, and whatever else I can think of.

What do think?

diy color block purse

Purse flipped over to other side.
Of course I didn't take a before but it looked like this pre-paint. 

What I Wore
printed peplum blouse // custom made sample from eShakti*
jeans // Akira
platform pumps // MIA / thrifted



*eShakti is currently having a 25% off sale and is providing my readers with an extra 10% discount using code: MA22LET 
~ expires 8/31~

41 comments

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Great blouse!

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

Very cool DIY, love it!

Ebony CPrincess said...

Cuteeeee! I'm so not a DIY but do it when I have to!

Curls and Mo said...

i love this! the outfit and the clutch!

addicted2Etsy said...

thats what I need to start doing more, DIY. Came out really well.

Tiff said...

Oooh great job. Maybe you need more things to paint (like my stuff) lol

Jenny said...

Awesome, DIY and I love the final result! Great pop of color for this outfit! Also love your B&W polka dot top!

Jenny
www.jensoutfitjournal.com

Brandi said...

Beautiful job on your clutch. I would have never thought to use paint to change it up. Thanks for sharing!

Style Journey said...

Great job on the clutch! It is such a pretty color. What type of paint did you use? Love the eShakti top too. They have such fun and unique pieces.

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Love the clutch- great job! Your top is super cute too!

Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I like the shock of color it provided!

JACLYN said...

Very pretty! Love your lipstick color too!

Jill said...

Wow! That clutch is FAB! Enjoy it!

Bonnie said...

Your clutch is gorgeous! I love the colors.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Ellen!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

I love it and don't do it enough! I always have ideas that go nowhere.

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you!

Windy City Mama said...

Bring your pile on Friday. :)

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Jenny!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Brandi!

Windy City Mama said...

Thank you! I used the store brand tube of acrylic from Blick.

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Lindsey!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Tracey!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Jaclyn. It's OCC Lip Tar in Hoochie and MAC All My Purple Life

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Jill! I will!

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Bonnie!

Daisy Nguyen said...

LOVe that clutch! I can't believe that's paint!

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Chandra said...

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Chandra said...

Love the contrast!...Did you treat the bag with anything prior to painting?

Stesha said...

That's a great DIY! What was the drying time?

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Shana said...

Oh my gosh!! I saw that on youtube and thought it was such a cute idea...and you did it!! LOVE it!!!

Shana

ColorBlind
Thrifters Anonymous Monday Link Up

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks! Several coats of acrylic paint and done!

Windy City Mama said...

Nope. I looked at some tutorials online and in the end went with simple and fast. Several coats of paint and a layer of mod podge to seal.

Windy City Mama said...

I applied 2 or 3 coats and let it dry overnight then reapplied maybe 2 more coats let it dry. Mod podged the next day.

Windy City Mama said...

There's a youtube of purse painting? Youtube rocks!

Liliane said...

Love the clutch and the color you used!
Pretty cool DIY :D

MissRockwell said...

Teal is one of those colors that I always flock to. It looks great with the black and white. Would love to see the steps of exactly how you did this too. And I agree, easy DIY projects are thee best!!

http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

Windy City Mama said...

Thanks Liliane!

Windy City Mama said...

It was really simple. Paint. Paint. Dry. Paint. Paint.

I will have to vlog a tutorial on the next one!

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