Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Spray Painted Belt

With all the creative blog reading I've been doing lately I've seen several posts about spray painting shoes (I think I will have to try it someday soon).  I wondered if this could also be applied to belts since I often see cute belts at thrift stores that are just the wrong kind of color for me.  I've been wanting a wide belt and found one on a recent thrifting trip that was a strange metallic maroon-ish kind of color.  Not my kind of color, but a cute, simple belt, just like I wanted. (Which was also brand new and still had the $36 Express price tag on it... I snagged it for $4)

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So I decided to try to spray paint it using Rustoleum's Universal paint in "Oil-Rubbed Bronze".  It says it's good for all surfaces, so I hoped it would work well for something that requires flexibility.  First I covered the metal parts of the belt with painter's tape.  I was careful to work the tape around the edges of the studs using my fingernail, then used an Exact-o knife to cut around the stud and remove the excess tape.

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I sprayed two light coats of paint, allowing a little time to dry in between.  Then I let it dry completely (so it's not tacky anymore) before removing the tape.

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I carefully removed the tape, and here's the finished product!

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Ahh, much better.  And so far there seems to be no problem with the flexing of the belt, and the paint doesn't stick to the buckle or loop.  Success!

Now, what other accessories can I spray paint?.....



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11 comments:

  1. Hmm, spray painting a belt, I never would have thought of that! May have to give it a try...

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  2. That is awesome, I need to try that!!!

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  3. Great idea!!! I am going to have to start looking at what I can spray paint too! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  4. I would have never thought to do that. What a great idea! Cute blog, too. Count me as your newest follower.

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  5. Now that is creative! I see ugly colored belts all the time....now I know what to do! Visiting from Life As Lori

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  6. Thank you for linking up your spray painted belt at http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/! Like other's on here I would have never thought to spray paint my belt. I spray paint a lot of things in our house... but never a belt! great job!

    Make sure you stop by this Wednesday for another edition of What's Up Wednesdays!

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  7. Great tip. I never knew you could spray pain a belt like that! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "Featured" button.

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  8. Wow, I never would have thought of spray painting on leather. What a great way to bring new life to a thrift store belt.

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  9. Awesome! I bought a belt off of Ebay that was a different color than I thought it was going to be, so it's be sitting, unworn, in my closet. I'll have to try this! I'm a new blogger too, I just signed up to follow you. I'd love if you'd check out my blog and maybe return the favor.

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  10. WOW! I love this belt and the other belt that you cut out of a leather jacket!

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  11. Have you had any issues with the paint rubbing or coming off?

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