Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tank Top Refashion

The kids and I have had so much fun altering things with bleach this summer...Here's one more project that was so simple and easy to do...
I purchased this tank form Walmart for about $4.00...Didn't even bother to try it on (why am I always in such a big hurry)??? 
Anyway I got it home and realized it was 40% polyester...not really sure if that makes a difference and the fact that it was so cheap..I decided to give it a try anyway.

Below is the before pic...pretty basic!!

I mixed some bleach with water (we've been using a 2 to 1 mixture...2 cups water to 1 cup bleach).

I then set the bottom half of my tank in the salutation...The bleach traveled up the fabric giving it that awesome design on the top.  After about 10 minutes I took it out...rinsed it and then realized that some bleach had splashed up on one side...Hmmm...What to do-What to do...
Oh I thought to myself...I'll have Autumn use straight bleach and paint fire works on one will ever know it was a whoopsie.  :)
I was planning to were it on the 4th anyway.  :)

After washing it I added the 3 stars, with a stencil and some white acrylic paint....
That was it...perfect for July 4th....but not 4rthy that I couldn't enjoy it for the rest of the summer too.

Stay tuned for the girls denim shorts...They are so cute!!
Here is my Painting Shoes with Bleach tutorial if you missed it.

Thanks for visiting!!

I will be linking up with many of my parties on my side bar...See you there.  :)

It did it again...Does anyone know why I can link up to other blogs but I can't link to my own????
I can't seem to figure it out.  :(


  1. I love a remake and this one is so cute. So much more character than the plain one. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. cute...I think I'm going to have to try this... Thank you for linking up to my party at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too....


  3. Hey Girl!! love love the shirt! Who knew Bleach Art!

    I hope you figured out the problem with the code.


  4. This is really cute. I love how the bleach patterned the top of the shirt.

  5. Your top is sweet. Pinned! I've been wanting to try acid wash or bleach on a few things. Did your bleach the stars? I posted DIY Doily Jacket to this week parties! Stop over:)

  6. Thanks for Pinning Michele!! I used a stencil (from Walmart) and acrylic paint to do the stars. I usually add just a wee bit of water to my acrylics when painting fabric...I think it soaks in better. :) It works like a charm!!



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