|gave the exterior a quick shine, too! Before/After.|
This Makeover was quite close to my heart. Not only is this metal purse one of the absolute coolest things I own (seriously, just look at it. So awesome), but it's a piece I inherited from a family member who was dear to me, my great Auntie Pepi. On Sunday it would have been her 70th birthday, so I thought it was an appropriate time to finally replace the horrible lining in this bag, so I can start enjoying this incredible vintage bag (given the state it was in, Pepi definitely enjoyed it!).
The lining was a deep purple velvet that had just had it. I'm talking leave-dusty-residue-on-everything, puff-of-dust-when-torn kind of had it. It was gross. I ripped it all out, and sadly discovered it was too far gone to be used as a template for my new lining, which is why I ended up with some inaccuracies! Over all, I am very happy with the results, though there are a few hiccups. Most notably, some of the old barge cement that had been used reactivated with my glue, and bled some colour through my new lining! Of course, I know the purse is only going to get dirty anyhow, and the spots are not so terrible. I love the colour of the lining, I used an old scarf I thrifted! It was 100% wool which I can't wear, but I always loved the colours and pattern. It feels good knowing that I could eliminate a little bit of clutter and find a use for the things I have, instead of buying something new. All I bought to complete this project was some glue, I had the scarf, interfacing (and of course the purse) already!
I'm looking forward to taking this little guy out for a spin! I love how bright and fresh the new lining feels, and now I know it's not such a daunting task to replace the lining if I ever decide to convert it back into a swanky little evening bag (you know, some day when I have swanky little evening plans).