Dyed my Elliott Lucca over the weekend. Very happy with the results

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  1. I used the Tarrago Dye #117 Fawn. It worked great and saved my bag from the trash/Goodwill pile. I am new to tPF and never posted before and appreciate all of the advice I have gotten here.

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  2. I hand brushed on the dye with a small paint brush to get into all the crevices of the braiding details. I followed the directions with the sponge applicator and used three coats of dye on the entire bag. It was a very even color and came out great. I have a few more pics of the process. If anyone is interested I will post the few others I have.
    The color looks a bit orange-y in the pics but it isn't, it's a nice rich brown as shown below.

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  3. awesome! very inspiring!
     
  4. wow great job!
     
  5. yes, please post. How long did it take you total? Was it hard to get even coverage? Is it a very messy process? I'm considering a dyeing project coming up.
     
  6. You did an awesome job!
     
  7. That color is gorgeous! You did such a great job :biggrin:
    I love seeing handbag before+after dye jobs
     
  8. Some additional photos of the project. The first coat went on kind of splotchy and I thought I was in trouble but the second and third coat really made it look great. I MAY have been able to do two coats but I had plenty of dye and wanted an even color, which it totally is.
    It is not a messy process BUT I did wear kitchen gloves because my hands would have been trashed otherwise. But no dripping or spilling for me.
    It took me a total of about 3 or 4 hours and about 1/3 or 1/2 of the time was working the dye into the crevices of the braiding. VERY tedious but I had great tunes and just rocked out while working. You can even see in one picture that I hadn't completed the covering in the crevices yet but it is totally covered in brown now.
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    One coat - see the splotching

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    Final coat - perfect and even


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    one coat of the braided area

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    Final coat - did fill in the voids
     
  9. Lovely rich colour. Well done, great job.
     
  10. You did a great job, the color looks amazing and rich!
     
  11. great job! I love the tarrago dyes. they realy do a good job. I did a MJ awhile back and it still looks great. congrats!
     
  12. You did an amazing job! I have a bag on the way that I am considering dyeing....did you use the Tarrago kit?
     
  13. Yes. The Tarrago #117 Fawn. I ordered it from Amazon.com
     
  14. Super job! An inspiration to anyone who wants to save their bag!:woohoo:
     
  15. I am so impressed, as I really get the heebie jeebies about doing something like that.