Wednesday, January 1, 2014

DIY: Bum Bag Facelift

Happy New Year!

So I haven't posted a DIY for ages.  And since today is a very special day, I decided to do a very simple DIY that I've been meaning to do for over a year now. 

Background/Problem: I have this bum bag I got for free at a gas station.  Of course, it has the name of the gas station all over it and gee, I just don't feel comfortable walking around with it on my waist. 

Solution: Pass time and give the bum bag a facelift.   

Bum Bag (Or any old bag you want to modify/experiment with)
Acrylic Paint
Water (I just used it to clean the brushes in between painting)


1. Remove the unwanted design in the bag by painting over it.  Since my bag is black, I just used the black acrylic paint to make it a black canvas.  Let the paint dry.
Bag without the logos on it.  Finally!

2.  Design the bag.  Feel free to be creative!  One tip:  let the paint dry in between takes.  You don't want the colors to mix up!

Finished Product

The best thing about this is if you messed up, you could just repaint and restart.  Easy, right?

My Design Inspiration:  Motivational books.  In this case, I believe it's a John Maxwell book.  I believe people should go after their dreams.  If you want to be a candy chef, go for it.  If you want to be a nun or a priest, go for it.  If you want to be a bum, go for it (I wouldn't recommend this though!).  So if my bag says it wants to be a Prada bag, who knows, someday it will probably will. :P


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