Thursday, July 31
Adventures in Leather Dyeing
I've been wanting to try a leather dyeing project for some time now, but hadn't gotten around to it until now. When I got this bag from Bali ELF, I knew it would be perfect in a sweet candy color. Here's how my adventure went:
After I rubbed the preparer all over the purse, I went to town with this rose pink color... and hated it. It wasn't what I was imagining at all (even though it's pretty identical to what's in the bottle), so I went back to the leather store and asked if there was any way to remove the color. The guy at the store basically said, "Sorry, you're out of luck" (in a nice way, of course) and I headed home.
I'm not great at abandoning diy projects until I've wasted many hours trying to salvage them, so I bought another color dye and decided to try and cover the pink. I was imagining that I may get left with a lavender color, and that was a-okay.
After about a million coats (but only one bottle of dye) it covered the pink! I wish I had a picture of the cover up process, but apparently I forgot to snap one of those. Whoops!
You can still see the pink peeking through in places, but I really don't mind it. I'm happier than happy with the new color of this bag! It suits me much better than the pink.
Have you ever dyed leather before? How did your project turn out? Next time I will be more careful with color selection so I don't have to work so long to get a decent result!
**You can find this purse right here and the dress right here.