I got a vintage Coach purse at a yard sale for 50 cents. I loved that purse. It was sturdy and big enough to tote all that stuff I need. It has served me well for two years or so.
Well, over the weekend, an entire water bottle was spilled in my purse.
I set everything out to dry... check book, wallet, coupons (some of those got tossed)... and the purse was set by a sunny window.
It dried like this...
I tried cleaning it. No luck.
And so, inspired by my crafty friend Jill, I painted my purse.
When I told my husband that I painted my purse, he was shocked. "But that was a GOOD purse!" I know. I was trying to salvage it.
(Mind you, whenever we see a home makeover show and someone paints over wood furniture, he cringes. So I can see how that carried over to painted leather.)
But I think it turned out quite nice.