So I forgot to take before photos (again...sorry!) but here is my next attempt to give a new purpose to a tired item. I've had this straw bag for several years and LOVE it because I can fill it up with lots of things :)
I replaced the old madras lining and the white but dirty pleather handles with a fun, summery fabric. I'm happy with the result but need to find a better way to secure the lining, the thread I orginally used isn't strong enough and it sags a bit but that will be a quick fix with a glue gun!