Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY chevron striped sweatshirt

Thanksgiving is in t-minus 7 days! I’m looking forward to a tasty meal, spending time with my family, and a couple of days of relaxation! Here's is a simple way to jazz up your turkey day lounging around look.

Materials used:
Men’s sweatshirt
Rust-Oleum specialty metallic spray paint in gold
1” 3M painters tape

1.Cut the neck and sleeves at the seams.
2.Tape out a chevron pattern. I measured 2 inches between tape stips, so the stripes are 2 inches wide with a 1 inch gap in between.

3.Tape the remaining areas you want to avoid spray painting. I also taped newspaper at the shoulder seams and at the neck to avoid getting paint on those areas.

4.Spray as much paint as you want for the look you desire. I wanted a softer look, so I sprayed the entire area twice, lightly.

5.Peel off the tape. I failed to tape the bottom of my sweatshirt, so some paint got on the seam. I didn't like the way it looked, so I cut the bottom off just below the seam.

6.*Roll up the sleeves, and it’s done! I think it’s a cute alternative to succumbing to tryptophan in just a plain old sweatshirt!

*The shirt was pretty much dry to the touch in about 20 minutes, but I allowed my shirt to dry overnight before wearing it.


onyX716 said...

Very nice!

Margaux Mays said...

Thank you onyX716!

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