As I was checking the wearability of every item in my closet I noticed that several favorite shoes were scuffed in the toe area. Not ready to kiss them good-bye, but not willing to wear them that way either, it dawned on me that a felt marker could be an instant repair tool. The black ones were easy – I had black markers on hand.
But Michaels carries Sharpies in 28 colors including brown, navy, 3 shades of gray and red – a quick fix for $1.79. If that color range doesn’t meet your needs, check out Copic markers’ assortment of 53 neutrals at $7.99 each. WARNING: For color geeks, these could become highly addictive. I think I counted 283 additional colors – enough to give a person serious debt. As well as serious fun.
But back to the shoes – here’s one pair of mine to show the results. And it’s not just limited to shoes …
I love my gray tote bag – it’s as neutral as black but not nearly as boring. But I’ll admit, I tend to overload it (sound familiar to anyone?) so as the straps stretched just slightly under the excess weight, the synthetic edge strip started to crack and peel away. That left the unfinished edge of the un-dyed filler showing – ugly! Marker to the rescue again!
So now I’m on a roll. My black jersey serplice top has a discoloration in the draped area. Confession: I’ve been wearing it that way and arranging the drape to hide the problem. (I told you I an be pretty lazy). But now I’m wondering if my Sharpies could rescue this one too. Here’s the answer:
What “Sharpie Saves” could you perform in your own wardrobe?