Despite this discovery, I am still thrilled about my accidental purchases. You see, I was leaving the doctor's office and passed by a Goodwill. My sister-in-law had just texted me a couple AWESOME lamps that she found at her Goodwill, and I thought how cool it would be if this Goodwill had a similarly amazing find. It didn't. I consoled myself by looking through the clothing... I'm glad I did.
|My Goodwill Outfit|
|$2.99 - TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT!|
First, I taped it off and sanded it a little with fine grit sand paper.
Second, I wiped it down with a wet cloth and then a dry cloth.
Third, I made a mixture of half-water and half-paint (acrylic). I painted 3 thin layers on the leather with this mixture. The water is supposed to help the leather absorb the paint without cracking over time.
Finally, after it dried, I painted 2 thin, even coats of plain acrylic paint. Notice that I didn't paint the back portion of the purse that would rub against my clothing. I was afraid the constant rubbing might wear the paint off the purse (and onto my clothing). In the picture below, you can see the brush strokes. I promise in person it is brush stroke free.
|The Final Product: $2.99 total|
Here's the outfit altogether:
|Shirt and Purse (Goodwill $7.98), Necklace and Bracelet (gifts from my grandmother), Jeans (Abercrombie: from high school when A&F was Da'Bomb.com), Shoes (Nine&Co)|