31 Days of DIY Denim: Day 20, Non-Basic Bleach

    Check out today’s DIY denim project

    by Molly Butterfoss · August 20, 2016

    Photographed by Ricky Michiels

    NYLON staffers created unique, DIY projects using denim in honor of our annual Denim Issue. Check back here every day of August to see a new project.

    What you’ll need:
    A pair of shorts
    Washing machine

    Step 1: Pour 1 part bleach and 1 part water into a bucket.

    Step 2: Spread newspaper under your shorts, on a flat surface.

    Step 3: Use an old paintbrush to paint onto your shorts. You may need to go over your marks multiple times, until you achieve the desired lightness.

    Step 4: Wash, dry, and you're done!

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