Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Instant Gangsta, just add [Spray] paint!

I forgot I had these pictures, but I found them yesterday so I figured I would post a small tutorial while I'm **STILL** putting together a few others. 

I found this dress at the Goodwill for $8 (At Halloween, so everything was 50% off...make that $4)
A dress (gray ugly boring one)
Black spray paint (had it on hand)
Masking/painters tape [Thinner the size, the better]
Accessories [To dress up the outfit!]
Oh and a wonderful boyfriend =)

Simply place the tape vertically down the dress. Perfection is impossible, so try not to worry about it. I only had thick tape on hand, so I used scissors (and my amazing patient boyfriend) to cut the tape down the middle to make two strips. Once it was all attached, take it outside and spray paint away!
I let it dry for an hour or two before removing the tape. 
Then left it a day before washing in HOT water (to set the paint). After it dried I washed it again using dishsoap to make it less crinkly (and smell good!)
I accessorized the dress using a black high waist belt, stockings and fedora. 
Instant Gangsta just add spray paint!
Total cost (for me) $4 [For the dress!]
Have a question? Let me know! I'd be happy to answer it!


  1. Wow, I never thought of trying this. What a great idea, thanks for sharing! I found you at Debbiedoo's and am now a follower!


  2. I loves it! very cool idea, you look smashing! Thanks for finding my blog and joining along. I look forward to seeing more of you.

  3. so, i TOTALLY didn't realize that was the same dress you sent me a picture of awhile ago.
    nice way to make it took TOTALLY different! never would have though to spray paint clothes :P

  4. Very cool. I didn't even know you could spray paint fabric!

  5. WHOA dude, I came over from Debbie's party and couldn't quite believe what it said. I'm into painting everything, but never heard of that one! That's too awesome. I even posted the link on my facebook cuz I know I have lots of friends who will totally check this out! Stop by my site if you get a chance! Nothing as cool as a spray painted dress, but hey. :)

  6. very clever! :)


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