Old race day hat springs to life with fresh new colour
A BRAND new hat for the races can cost upwards of $40.
My hat, stored away at home in Ipswich, cost around that a few years ago.
Postage was an easy $13, but when I was reunited with my old possession, it was more beige than I remembered.
I was planning to wear bright white shoes to bring out the white flowers on my dress, so the hat needed to match.
I considered bleaching, but a quick Google search revealed this is not a good chemical to use on polyester.
Not to be deterred, I discovered fabric paint and brushes for under $10 at the local craft store.
Painting the hat was a time-consuming job which took a few hours - I felt like I was applying masses of white-out to my hat, but the desired effect was achieved.
It just proves you don't need to buy something new every time there is an event.