Yep, a tutorial on a Wednesday – unheard of!
Apparently I haven’t been dressing up much this week – nothing photo-worthy. I did take a quick picture of what I wore to my Grandpa’s funeral – black with just a little color interest seemed appropriate:
I think I should have worn that belt a little higher, but as is it was already on the last hole – – luckily I know someone with a leather hole punch so maybe she can add a few holes for me…
So anyways, since I don’t have a lot of outfits to share, I thought I’d post a quick painted earring tutorial.
I posted this shirt on my facebook page, but lots of people said I needed big earrings with it – I like to do what you gals tell me – –
So I had these big earrings I had ordered from one of those daily deal sites for $1 – I thought I had ordered pink but they came black. Which I didn’t care because I didn’t want pink after all. So I thought I could paint them to match my shirt.
Maybe I should call this tutorial what-not-to-do-when-painting earrings. I did this the evening before I was to leave for SNAP, so it was a rush job to say the least.
I mixed up a color I thought was close to a stripe in the shirt, Then I globbed it on with a paint brush you use to paint the wall. That was probably the first mistake – I would recommend using spray paint for this type of project. I painted the front and back – be sure to do that because the earrings twist as you wear them.
I didn’t wait near long enough between coats of glob paint – mistake #2. So then I tried to speed up the drying process with my blow dryer, which seemed like a good idea – it helped it dry, but clumpy because some areas would dry faster than other areas.
But hey, time was ticking so it had to work. So then I sprayed a clear coat of spray paint on this – this was a good idea! It gave it kind of a glossy finish and made them look more complete. If only they weren’t clumpy under the clear, they would have been awesome.
But, oh well, I just went with it. I figured no one would get close enough to see the bad paint job. And if I just kept my head moving, maybe no one could tell.
Earrings in action – don’t judge this picture! We woke up like at 3am! This is at our layover in Denver:
Then when we got to Salt Lake, on our way to SNAP, we stopped at Cafe Rio because it seemed like the thing to do – mmmm
Moral of the story – paint your earrings, just plan ahead so you have the right timeframe to do so…..
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
Super cute outfit! I would wear the belt a little higher though 🙂
Abbey D. says
We ate at Cafe Rio too…it was good, but maybe it’s something more of an acquired taste. The first time I ate chipotle I didn’t like it either…so maybe if I lived there I’d love it as much as the locals do. 🙂
Funny story, so one year I decided I needed blue earrings to wear to a football game (my husband is a coach and their colors are blue/yellow). But I couldn’t find any anywhere in our small town. So I went to Claire’s and got the cheapest pair of plastic hoops I could find and I painted them! ……… With nail polish!!!! (I didn’t have blue paint, lol!) They were quite the hit that year and I still get asked if my earrings are painted with nail polish. 🙂 (I have since invested in nicer earrings that were already blue when I bought them.)
Great earrings. I’m so sorry about your grandpa, but your outfit looks very pretty.
Christy B Photography says
So sorry to hear about your loss. I really like your outfit you wore. Your second outfit is too cute and I love the earrings with it.
Rhonie K says
Not clumpy, texturized (is that a word). Sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for your family.
Im sorry to hear of your loss:( On the up side, I love those earrings!:)
(Found you through WIWW)
Cherry's Prairie Primitives says
Love the big earrings and all the tips on what not to do!!
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I love the earrings. I think they’re super cute!
Kassi @ Truly Lovely says
They look great with your outfit!! The pops of yellow on the top one were the perfect accessories to brighten it up a little.