Here is my step by step tutorial on how to replace the Stacked Leather Heel Cover on a pair of boots. I did this DIY more than two years ago, and they have held up beautifully.
I know the title says how to turn suede into smooth leather, but that is technically impossible because the leathers are manufactured differently. Suede is smooth leather that is ruffed up to give it the nap. Where smooth leather is just left as is, but my tutorial will show how to take a pair of suede shoes and make them look like smooth leather. I looked everywhere for a tutorial like this online, and only found people saying it wasn’t possible, or just no results at all. My mom has also done this to a few of her older pairs of shoes as well, and they looked great!
So a year or two ago, I got a pair of almost free glasses when costal contacts was having a deal. My old pair was an oldÂ prescriptionÂ and looking terrible since the sides of them were turning white since my hair spray was messing it up. So I took the measurements off that pair and got a pair as close as possible. I had to pay shipping and for more expensive lenses because myÂ prescriptionÂ is higher,but $35 dollars for a pair of glasses was a steal to me. They lasted me long enough for me to get my money’s worth,but last week I was drying the lenses, and they literally Â just broke in half in my hand. I am REALLY careful with my glasses and my last two pairs have lasted over 6 years without any scratches on the lenses so I was sad. I have another pair of frameless glasses that I am wearing now and contacts as well. I was wondering if there was a way to fix them. So I googled it.
This post has been a long time in coming, I don’t own a lot of purses because I want the ones I do have to be good quality and to last a while. I used to buy really inexpensive purses,but after having to replace them multiple times a year I decided that I would invest in a real leather purse so that it would hold up better. So, to the clearance section of the Coach outlet store I went. I found this green purse, and I used it exclusively for over 2 years. The only thing that started to wear out was the edging on the strap which I would say shows the good quality. Then came the biggest problem of all, what ist that edging stuff made out of? What is it called? How come NO ONE has a tutorial on how to fix it?! I literally searched the most random websites trying to figure this out. I eventually found places that would replace the straps but couldn’t guarantee the color matching, and they charged over $100 which is how much I paid in the first place. So, I just kept wearing the purse like that and searching.
I have this pair of Clark Wallabee shoes. I love them,but wish I would have gotten them in the smooth leather rather than the suede. They are to expensive for me to justify getting a different pair,but that is how it goes. I have had them since college, and I have tried to figure out how to clean them. They always have this dirty look that bothers me, and I paid 20 dollars before to have them cleaned professionally,but there isn’t much you can do to keep them clean unless you don’t wear them. I have considered dying them a dark color so that you cannot see the dirt,but I am not to that point yet. I have even looked into putting scotch guard on them,but I heard it doesn’t help much.
This is a kinda of random post, but Grant and I needed to go to my parent’s property in Dime Box to water trees and fix the irrigation system. So since there is a driveway and a hose, I decided it was time for my car to get a wash.