Showing posts from June, 2014

Vintage Red Coach Crossbody Bag Rescued from Goodwill and Revived with Dupli-Color Vinyl & Fabric Spray Paint

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.


Quickie DIY: Nail Polish for Car Scratch Repair

I had a scratch on my "Blueberry" Dodge Caliber. Someone hit my car in a parking lot a few months back. Here's the scratch before attempting the repair.... Just above the passenger side rear wheel.

I went to the local Walmart and spent $1.97 + tax for Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Nail Polish 730 Frozen Glacier

I had a four-sided nail buffing block already onhand.

After sanding the rust off and blowing off the loosened rust, I painted on the paint. Not too bad...