Found this perforated leather clutch for a $2 while thrifting and thought it would make a great project, all it took was some gold acrylic paint and black crochet thread. First I painted the clutch gold with a couple of coats and let it dry overnight. Then I threaded a large needle with black crochet thread and just went in and out of the holes. I did the flap horizontally and the rest of the clutch vertically to add some contrast.
I would be lying if I said this was a quick project... I saved the stitchwork to do while watching TV so it didn't actually feel like forever even though it did take a couple of hours. All in all I'm really happy how the clutch turned out and personally I think not only does it look better but it no longer looks cheap.