|Vintage Chanel Gold Bar Clutch, Purse Blog|
"A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste - it's hearty it's healthy, it's physical. I think we could use more of it. NO taste is what I'm against"
And also she said this:
"Too much good taste can be boring"
So go ahead and be tacky if you feel like being tacky. It's OK. Fashion is about having fun, isn't it?!
What I used:
tin pencil case from Hobby Lobby
paint stripper - Walmart
Krylon spray paint in metallic gold
letter and number dimensional stickers- Michael's
gold leaf sheets, gold leaf adhesive, and gold leaf sealer - Michael's - OPTIONAL
|I used paint stripper from Walmart to strip paint from my tin case|
And finally, I applied gold leaf sheets according to the package directions only to the top and bottom of the clutch (sorry, forgot to take photos of this last step). I left the sides with no gold leafing, but just spray painted in gold. Applying gold leaf is optional. One could just spray paint and stop there. However, I did like how shiny and metal-like gold leafing turned out.
My nails, by the way, are DIY as well. Essie's Midnight Cami and Sally Hansen's Guilty Pleasure. First, I applied dark blue coat. Then, with a cotton Q-tip I dabbed gold dots randomly creating sort of ombre or sort of gold leafing effect. Have fun!
Where shall Soccer Mom wear this clutch? Grocery shopping or running some errands?