I alter more than vintage items. I recently "altered" my hair! Not a good thing. I can, however, honestly state that I have been a blonde, a redhead, and a brunette...all within a week's time! These are all non-permanent hair treatments but in an attempt to cover my dark roots, I did a root touch-up job myself. I will never (repeat NEVER!) attempt this again. The roots became much lighter than the other highlights. This lead to my first attempt at toning down the new blonde (very blonde...picture "platinum") roots. I purchased a box of non-permanent dark blonde hair color. Applied. Rinsed. Dried. Looked exactly the same as before. Day two, purchased another box of non-permanent lightest warm brown hair color. Applied. Rinsed. Dried. Oh my, I looked like a shiny new copper penny! Wore a hat for a day till this morning when I donned my hat again for a third trip to the store for MORE non-permanent nutmeg hair color. Applied. Rinsed. Dried. Ahhh...finally a non-shocking hair color. It's a lot darker than I've worn my hair in the past few years but I'll take it. At least until I can get in to see my hair stylist!!
Note for New Year...Never, NEVER try to touch up my roots again!
I'll stick with altering paper bags, boxes and the such. Have a good day!