She asked me about 4 months ago if she could get rid of this bag. I took it and put it aside in my closet because I thought it was cool and didn't want to toss it. At the time I didn't know what I would do with it but one day in May I had a light bulb moment.
When I get into a creative zone, I just run with it so usually forget to take a photo of the before product. I remembered to take this photo after I taped it. You can see the blue tape around the edges and the bottom of the handle. It took 10 minutes and I didn't want to untape it just for the purpose of a photo.
Next I took to the deck with a can of spray paint. After our Monster High House redo which I will post about (it is AWESOME), I think spray paint is the fix for everything.
Next I put a coat of primer on it. Primer is necessary on all my paint jobs. Primer is important because it makes for a smoother finish for the layer of paint that matters. Primer creates a smooth and consistent layer for the paint to be spread over and to bind onto. If the item isn't primed you can get a messy finish which looks awful. Krylon All Purpose Primer is my absolute favorite and I have at least two cans at all times these days. I feel like you can use any spray paint but the primer matters!
Next I put two layers of black spray paint.
Before it dried I added some glitter to the very top on both sides.
A shot of Acrylic clear top coat finished my paint job.
After it was dry, I added a wall cling decoration that we had on her bookshelf.
AND some sparkly purple puff paint to the edges.
Obviously, she now loves her very special bag which I can see I still need to remove some tape from now on this close up.
Isn't this the type of bag that a girl who sleeps in a Monster High Eye Mask deserves?