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« on: May 05, 2013 04:49:04 PM »

In a vain attempt to appear like a fashionable young professional, I made the mistake of buying an ugly tote bag in white leather.  It's real leather, I paid an embarrassing amount for it, and it's too late to give it away/return it.  I've decided to embrace my choice, and add a little adventure to my life by trying to dye it a nice chocolate brown.  I need advice because I don't want to throw away more cash making more mistakes. 


This is the purse (description is accurate):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006104F86/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006104F86&linkCode=as2&tag=vglnk-c309-20

I want to make it match my favorite purchase (this shiny, chocolate brown color): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Coach-Julia-Chocolate-Patent-leather-Zippy-Wallet-w-detachable-strap-46726-NWT-/350782217836

Any advice (what to use; leave it to a professional, etc) will be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013 05:43:04 AM »

For something that expensive I would take it to a shoe repair and have them do it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013 01:31:15 PM »

Sorry but I would have to agree with CraftyChef on this one, certainly if you wanted one consistent color.
However if you felt like embellishing it and painting it with some cool design I would think that you could probably find suitable paints in a craft store and have some fun.
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