Tuesday, September 24, 2013

striped T-shirt update

I'm not much of a fashionista, but I do try to look my best.  I love to buy trendy little tops or earrings to update my look a bit.  This time, rather than go out to buy something, I looked through my closet and found a shirt that I never wore because it was boring.   One of the best ways I like to update any room in my house is paint, so I gave that same theory a shot with a shirt.  


I added a gold glitter heart!!  


This is how the shirt started.  It's kinda plain and was a smidge see through, so I rarely wore it.  


I hand cut a heart shape from freezer paper.  Then I ironed it to the shirt.  I also ironed a piece a little larger than the heart on the inside in back of the heart to catch any bleed through paint.  


I just wanted to use what I had on hand so I mixed regular acrylic paint with textile medium.  I wish I had used fabric paint though because after all of the coats I did on the shirt, it was quite stiff.  But after a few more washing's, I'm sure it will loosen up.  


Here is the shirt.  The heart added a little somethin' something and gave the shirt new life!


And here is a photo of me wearing the shirt.  

So if you have a shirt in your closet that you aren't wearing, look to see if you could update it with a little paint.  The possibilities are endless.  


1 comment:

  1. I really like this idea! Your shirt looks super sweet! Gold was a great choice too! Pinned

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