|Left - ASOS belt; Right - my DIY version|
Sorry, I don't have before picture for this project. I didn't think I'd be posting about it, but then decided to go ahead.
|supplies used for this DIY plus Mod-Podge Sealer (not pictured)|
|Talbots genuine leather belt that originally was white|
white leather belt - Talbots via Goodwill for $1.99
Folk Art acrylic paint in Jamaican Sea
Mod-Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer spray
sandpaper, brush, painters blue tape
Textile medium mixed with acrylic paint makes your paint job soft and flexible. That's why I decided to use textile medium on my leather belt since it would be flexed a lot. So far, so good. No cracks on my belt.
First, I sanded the leather belt. Then I applied blue tape to the back part just to make sure I don't get paint there. I mixed my paint and textile medium (1:2 ratio) and applied 2-3 layers. After all dry spray with the sealer. That's it! I had all the supplies for this project at home except for the belt ($1.99) and Jamaican Sea acrylic paint ($1.59). ASOS belt is not expensive either ($10.74) but I believe they are out of stock. Besides, mine is genuine leather and theirs is 100% polyurethane ;) What do you think?
This DIY was featured on Carly's Chic Steals!