Splurge or save? A tale of DIY Gone Wrong

I was so smitten by these metallic foil tees that I saw at Zadig & Voltaire; I wanted one immediately.

But let’s get real–a tee shirt for $98? The “I’m a mom now and I’ll have to pay for another person to ‘find themselves’ at college” part of me balked. I became that annoying person you hear at every art festival–“I could do that.” I immediately spun visions of recreating them with fabric paint and a sponge.

That turned out to be a big ‘ole pile of Nope.

plain white tee

Thank goodness I tried this on Target t-shirts, which only set me back $12 each (their drape is great; I’d recommend getting one and then NOT painting it).

gold paint

If you really have to have it, sometimes the real deal is the way to go.

zv foil tee

Image courtesy Zadig & Voltaire.


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