January 25, 2012

DIY: Silver Metallic Jeans


One would think metallic cease to exist after the holidays, but it’s still quite alive and kicking. I first saw a pair of cool Acne metallic jeans for $110, which is a good chunk of change. Seeing I’ve been a bad person who spends and spends with all the current sales, I took the liberty to DIY a pair of old pants into a metallic goodness.

Here are the steps: 

1. You would need an old pair of grey or black jeans, silver/gold, white and black metallic fabric paint, clear varnish, and a sponge brush.

2. Start painting with the silver paint. The paint does not need to be evenly distributed and cover all of the surface area as uneven blotches is part of the charm.

3. Blend the silver with black and white paint. Paint on top of the first silver coat. Use vertical strokes and try to blend the colors together.
Note: Spray clear varnish on the pants and let it dry for 24 hours after you finish painting for extra protection.

Minus the cost of the pants, the project cost me $10 and leaves me with a potential $100 I saved… which possibly translate a trip to the mall? yayaya.

 {Pics taken by LoveK; Wearing DIY metallic pants, Alexander Wang jacket, Isabel Marant booties}

88 comments:

  1. Shut! Up! I am mailing you a pair of jeans...lol can you do it for me - this is so awesome!!!!

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  2. Wow, love!!!!! I've got to try this.


    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. whaaa love it :D !! love the outcome, nice job!

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  4. GREAT INSPIRATION!!

    New outfit post on my blog: I'm waiting for your comment!
    have a wonderful day!
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  5. Wow...you did an amazing job! SO inspirational!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  6. I totally was thinking about DIYing my own pair as well. This came to me when I saw a pair at Zara and thought I can def. do this on my own. Love the ones that you did! I might have to go get silver paint.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  7. You have the best DIY's, you know that?

    I just put up a new video, I'd love if you could check it! :)

    Chrissy

    My Makeup Blog | YouTube

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  8. This is a FAB DIY. So happy you shared with us! :)

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, fancy do it yourself :) awesooome!

    X Ine
    http://i-queenb.blogspot.com/

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  10. Are these the ones you wore on Sunday? They look fantastic! You are seriously a DIY pro.

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  11. Wow, GREAT DIY!! Those jeans are P.A. (That's Pretty Awesome.)

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  12. wow this is such a brillant idea! i have to check some old pants to make like this one!!!! i'm in love with your IM booties!!!! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  13. dear julie, how do you wash these metallic beauties? did you tell us, & i missed it?

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  14. Great DIY! I really like the deconstructed look of these.

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  15. Nice idea dear
    follow you now!
    kisses
    wendett.blogspot.com

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  16. thank you for the comment!

    this jeans looks so great, nice job

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  17. That's so cool. I wouldn't dare to paint my jeans though. I'm such a scaredy lol. I still have to find good pants.

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  18. I love the idea! I won't be trying it though for the fear of messing it up lol. Love the overall look. Effortlessly chic :)

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  19. Genius? I'm definitely going to do this on my jeans as well. You're too clever!

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  20. Wow! I just bought a real cheap pair of gray jeans... I'm so tempted to this DIY now.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Big Hugs!! (^_~)

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  21. Thanks for your sweet comment! I have a pair of grey jeans that I hadn't wear since a mlong time... I think I'm gonna do like you, so thank you for the idea! I follow your blog now, because your style's georgous :)

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  22. Oh WOW!! Love this! Now I can try the metallic jean look without spending a small fortune! Thank you! :)

    xo, sam

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  23. Wow! You've done an amazing job Julie!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  24. Love it!! Jeans are awesome!! :) Great DIY's as always!! :D

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  25. Looks good! Nothing like saving money :) Metallic jeans are kickin for Spring.

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  26. Ooo super cool! Love this. :)

    xx Jessica

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  27. great DIY for such a low price. the idea of painting my pants on purpose is still kinda foreign to me, but i might give this a try with an old pair some day.

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  28. Metal jeans, brilliant. It's like robot trousers.

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  29. Great look and that's such an amazing idea for a DIY X

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  30. Love it! Metallic is for any time of year!

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  31. Looks great and seems simple enough to do!

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  32. omg these ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. AWESOMENESS


    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  34. This is awesome! Thanks for the tip...this would be perfect for a rocker chic outfit :)

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  35. I feel like shopping with you would be a lot of fun and then we could DIY stuff together. Oh my goodness, I tried convincing my mum to buy me a pair of silver jeans and she told me having red, yellow, green, and floral jeans was enough. XD

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  36. Forgive me, I try to avoid saying things like this, but no one else has mentioned it and it needs to be said. Holy hot damn--look how amazing you look in those jeans!!! Wow! It's not a surprise, just one heck of a reminder.

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  37. i blame you girl for looking so hot in those jeans + making this project sound so easy!
    i suck at any DIY stuff and now i am itching to buy the paints and sponge tip..and going through my jean drawer....
    (so which unlucky pair should be seleted?? ;p)

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  38. What a cool tutorial! I love those jeans! xoxo

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  39. This is sooo cool! Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be digging thru my old jeans to make them silver and metallic.. :)

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  40. this is so so so amazing! <3 they turned out great!

    missdanbee.blogspot.com

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  41. What a fabulous DIY! These pants look great & I love the overall look :) Now following your blog!

    <3 Shawna
    http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

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  42. This is really class! I love it :) thanks for sharing pretty :)

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  43. That is so cool! Definitely a great way to save a lot of cash! If I mail you a pair of jeans, will you do it for me? ^^

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  44. Wow, this is super cool! It totally looks like something from the stores! You look fab in them too, love how you pair it with those booties with ankle details!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  45. This is a seriously cool DIY. Love your jacket, too!

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  46. suuuuper awesome idea considering i love my silver jeans... but i would have never thought to DIY this one!! now you have curious about other possibilites...


    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  47. Great idea and cost -saving! I love the results on your jeans.
    Have a wonderful day!
    xxx

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  48. AWESOMEEEE! I want to try this now...haha.

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  49. Hi Julie!! Thnaks a lot for viisting and commenting on my blog! I didn't know yours but follow you form now!! (If you like to follow me back that will be a pleasure for me)
    BTW that's a lovely DIY and it seems really easy!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  50. What a great idea! I absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing and also for expressing your opinion on my blog. I agree what Galliano has said was very wrong, but everyone makes mistakes, right? :)

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  51. This is an incredibly DIY! Well done.

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  52. Hahahah! I soooo get your logic! I'm exactly like that as well - $100 saved means $100 that needs to be spent right away! :))
    Great DIY tip - I might try it myself today!

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  53. Thank you for your nice comment!!
    I didn't know your blog and I like it!! I'll come back soon!
    BTW, I love your DIY! Amazing! And I want to see that purchases on the mall soon ;)

    xoxo

    eLi

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  54. I like these photos so much! This is such a cool post!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing dress of your choice up to £200, enter the Zeleb giveaway

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  55. Well done, looks fabulous on you!

    Xo, Imke

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  56. you really have creative hands! this looks really great. ^_^

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  57. I will definitely try! That is one great DIY! <3

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  58. I just read through a couple of ypur DIY's and I am in love with you! lol The JC galaxy boots I need to try out. Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE
    www.shopfake.com

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  59. Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial :D I love this idea!

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  60. I bet no one could ever weat those jeans better!
    You look dazzling !

    *me is in love again*

    <3 <3 <3

    B.
    http://betty-nails.blogspot.com/

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  61. What an amazing idea...I have to try this! Love the way they instantly look trendy and edgy...adds interest to the outfit. Thanks for your sweet blog comment, I appreciate it! Following you :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  62. Such a great idea! It looks amazing on you. I'm just in awe of those who can come up with interesting ways to turn rather ordinary clothes into something incredible and trendy.

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  63. I saw some really cool metallic jeans but they were 80 dollars! Now I feel like making my own. So trendy but I love it.

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  64. What a great tutorial! I look forward to trying this sometime, thanks! :)

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  65. Your DIY projects are so inspiring!!!! Never would've thought! Great idea :D

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  66. These look great on you! Never woulda thought you made them yourself. xo

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  67. il est magnifique ce jean, j'adore

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  68. great idea!!!
    http://lovebeautyandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  69. These rock! Thanks for sharing :)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  70. oh my i just bought a pair of grey pants sure thing am gonna try this!! :) loving that get up sweetie! lovely you!!

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  71. soooo cool! love this post! I think I'll try this one soon :D :*

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  72. AMAZING idea. I would have never thought of this, assuming it would look too "hand made" but it totally kills it. Have you ever waxed your own jeans? It kind of reminds me of this.

    xx Shaunna @ honorablementiome.blogspot.com

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    1. I like your DIY, I have to try it.
      xoxo

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    2. Um, AH-mazing. These are even cuter than anything I've ever seen in stores, and they're so cheap to make! Totally justifies a mall splurge :-)

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  73. Love this!!! Im so going to try this!

    Burgundywhispers.com

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  74. Me ha encantado esta idea me parece genial!!!! Yo también me hago seguidora tuya ahora mismo!!!!

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