Have you heard of color blocking before? …If you haven’t, color-blocking is where you contrast shades of colors to construct and fabricate them into a piece or design. We’ve all had those purses that don’t last longer than a couple of weeks. The color fades and the purse just doesn’t look the same anymore. Well, what if we could transform your old purses by “color blocking” them? Lets try this out!

         Basic Materials

  • Old Purses
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint (Specifically for leather or fabric paint)
  • Tape
  • Rubbing Alcohol/ Nail Polish Remover


First & foremost, grab all of your old purses! Check under your bed, in your closet, beside the fireplace, or on top of the drawer next to the television. Find as many purses as you can because we’re going to re-design & re-create them.


Clean out your bag. Start by taking some tape and tape the sides you don’t want to be painted. _DSC0686



Before we start painting on the leather purses, clean the surface that will be painted with either rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover. Doing this will help with the painting process.


Once your purse is completely 100% dry, start painting your purse.


I used a turquoise color paint for the base of the purse._DSC0717

For the green purse, I’m adding white and blue paint._DSC0718

I waited a couple of hours for this to dry. After everything was dried, I added another coat of paint. In total I added about 3-4 coats._DSC0727

After you’ve finished all of your coats & everything is completely dried, it’s time to peel off the tape. Carefully do this! Another tip is..if you accidentally spill or splatter anywhere on the purse use nail polish remover and a cotton ball/q-tip to wipe it off.




Now, who’s ready to give this DIY a try? If you do give this a try, send a pic to be featured on an upcoming blog post! #infoella.

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5 thoughts on “Adding Style To Your Old Purses By Color Blocking

  1. Love this cool idea, i got so many unused bags and I’m planning to make this so I can finally use them instead of piling them in the cabinet.

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