Let's Talk About

Paint It!

6 years ago by

Paint It!

I painted my handbag. Yes, this one in the photo.
I know it sounds kind of crazy, but it made me fall in love with it all over again…

After a year of too much use a lot of love, my beautiful white bag had faded in parts and looked like it was at the end of its life. Ask everyone in the studio — it looked like it was time to cut my losses and bid farewell. But, I decided to try one last thing: leather paint.

It took my bag repair guy two days to paint it and — voila! — it’s good as new! The texture of the leather is a little harder, but the color match is perfect — and what a great way to extend the lifespan of investment leather pieces.

Sometimes all you need is a little stubbornness (and a great bag repair guy!) to ensure the love lasts a little longer…

 

Bag, Givenchy.

34 comments

Add yours

From the Archives

Friends!
  • Friends!
  • Holiday Gifting
  • DORÉ x THE OUTNET
  • This or That
  • Happy Holidays!
  • #AtelierDoreDoes
Holiday Gift Guide, For Your Girlfriends

Holiday Gift Guide, For Your Girlfriends

Magogodi Makhene, Wayétu Moore, female friendship, dore

How to Make Grown Woman Friendships—A Conversation with Wayétu Moore

Curating Copenhagen’s Art Scene: Kunstsalonen

Curating Copenhagen’s Art Scene: Kunstsalonen

atelier dore clothing renewal

Clothing Renewal

Carte Blanche: Turning a Creative Passion into a Business - Clare Vivier, Tina Frey and Ellen Marie Bennett garance dore pardon my french

Carte Blanche: Turning a Creative Passion into a Business

A Weekend With Disposable Magazine

A Weekend With Disposable Magazine

atelier dore 6 designers on creativity moodboard

7 Designers on When They Feel Most Creative

Sophie On Tour

Sophie On Tour

atelier dore studio visit streicher sisters striiike beauty

Three Sisters on Creative Entrepreneurship