Happy Monday guys! This week I am collaborating with Mckenzie from Why Buy It? DIY It!. We will be posting a DIY collaboration once a month on the first Monday of each month which we will title Refashion Mondays. I know today is the second Monday but we finalized everything a few days ago. We will rotate choosing trends and ideas and we will each present our version of the chosen trend. Sounds fun right?! This month's topic is denim refashion. There are many ways you can take a plain pair of jeans and make it look completely different. My last denim refashion was patchwork jeans and you can read the tutorial here. For this refashion I chose acid wash denim and Mckenzie chose two tone denim.
pumice stone (optional)
drop cloth (optional)
There are actually 2 ways that you can go about this project. You can spray the jeans with the bleach or you can soak a pumice stone in bleach and rub it against the jeans. I decided to do both.
Wet the jeans in a sink.
Lay down the drop cloth or take the project outside and wear old clothes in case bleach splashes back. Pour the bleach into the spray bottle.
Spray the bleach onto the jeans. I changed the nozzle until the bleach came out in a straight shot versus shower like and sprayed in different patterns.
I sprayed both sides twice without waiting for the other side to dry. Let the bleach sit for a minimum of 10 mins. I let mine sit for about 30 mins. Your time will depend on the look you want.
I did use a pumice sponge but I'm not sure if it actually helped with anything since it was a sponge and not a stone. But I let it soak in the bleach for about 5 minutes and rubbed it up and down the legs of the jeans. You can create your own pattern.
Soak the jeans in cold water and throw in the washer and dryer. I don't have a washer or dryer at home so I handwashed with laundry soap and let the jeans air dry. I took it to the laundromat 2 days later.
Make sure you check out Mckenzie's two tone denim tutorial! What do you guys think about Refashion Mondays?