I was trolling the local thrift stores, and I bought this abused vintage Coach crossbody bag at a local Goodwill store. It was priced for $19.99, but it was 50% off, because green tags were the "special" color.
It was "ridden hard and put away wet", so to speak. It's a Coach, for fashion's sake! No logos all over it. I really like the vintage Coach bags that don't have logos.
It even had an ink mark on the underside of the flap. Ugh, so sad. But, it became a great candidate for a makeover!
The creed (aka serial number) is 767-1839.
So, I got some thin masking tape from the tool box....
I taped up everything that shouldn't get sprayed: the hardware, and a beaded tassel that was on an old bag that has passed on. I also took great care to get a can of Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric Coating in HVP-107 Deep Red to match the original purse color. I bought it for $1.39, at a local hardware store.
I sprayed the paint in light layers, and let it dry completely.
Then, I took the masking tape off and put the strap back together. I also put the "Coach" tag back on and added the beaded tassel.
And.... as a bonus.... the ink stain was completely covered!
Here it is, ready to go out on the town... Saint Salvage strikes again!