Are you Bold Enough?//Crazy Customization on my Balenciaga Day.

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  1. I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to throw in my $0.02. I purchased a new light gray Botkier Uma bag yesterday on ebay. It was a super low price because it has a few small defects, the main one of which is a 1" blue ink mark on the outside (boo!) I can't afford to pay full price for designer handbags, so I have to get mine used on eBay, or styles from years ago. And although this one is listed as new, it definitely needs TLC in a few exterior areas.

    I love the Botkier Uma bag style and although I will try to get the ink mark as well as the few other dark spots out of it first, if that proves impossible, I want to dye it black. I'm concerned about the ruching, though. It has folds other bags don't, so I think it will need a paintbrush rather than a sponge. If I decide to dye it, I'm going to start by practicing on one of my trash bags I don't care about so I can get my technique down first. I sure don't want to ruin my latest acquisition in the pursuit of saving it :yucky:
     
  2. Looks great.
     
  3. I buy most of my designer bags used, don't feel bad. Can't justify spending the $$$ on a full priced bag.

    I think using a paintbrush and practicing is a great idea. I'm getting ready to paint a turquoise Bal with GGH black. But I'm going to try it out on an old Coach first. Good luck!
     
  4. Get some bags from a thrift store or yard sale. I think you will do great with a little practicing.