New In Thee Shop: Painted & Upcycled Denim Crossbody Bags

I had accumulated a couple pairs of white denim jeans and I don't particularly like using white denim for full on bags. I imagine white surfaces on bags getting dirty quite easily. So instead I've made use of them by using them as canvas for unique and colorful embellishment.

Per usual I've tried to mix in different elements, material-wise and create textural interest you can both see and feel. I love the thick thread used on jeans and try to incorporate them wherever I can.

For this bag I sealed the edges of the flap with a cotton twill tape that came tied around something I bought. I can't remember what it was but I'm glad I hung onto to it and re-purposed it. I also re-used a faux leather boot strap to keep the flap in place rather than a magnetic snap.

For two of these bags I upcycled a pair of belts I found at the thrift store. They make excellent adjustable purse straps (the hardware comes right included!).

When jeans are low rise they will have these itty bitty zippers but they're still in excellent working condition, why not use them? It doesn't matter what size they are, all pockets are good pockets.

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Upcycled Wall Decor | DIY Mirror Glass From Thrift Store Framed Art

Here's a super easy upcycling project you can do with old thrifted wall decor and spray paints (the color/s you want for the frames and Krylon Looking Glass).

The before: A set of matching framed wall art and mirror. The artwork looks dated with the gold colored frames but the detail on the frames is cute and a mirror is always useful no matter the age.

The after: A matching pair of mirrors. I chose a gloss black for the frames because it matches the bathroom decor (please ignore the dated wall paneling, it's up next for a makeover). Now, yes one mirror is stronger than the other (the original mirror of course) but the mirror I created myself is truly not that bad. All you have to do is simply spray paint one side of the frame's glass.

See the backside is dull. While the other side is the shiny mirror that you'll see through the glass. Leave the original matted artwork though, for the frame's back support (you won't see it anymore anyway).