Fabulous Footwear…December 15, 2012
Our munchkin is now letting us know exactly what she likes (through lovely kisses & hugs) & unequivocally does not like (through screeches & fiendish tantrums). Her latest beastly outburst? Apparently the cozy new rain boots daddy chose were just not acceptable…fortunately mommy came up with a wily solution that revamped them into a funky favourite:
Here’s the simple transformation trick:
grab those functional yet plain boots (I had already jazzed ‘em up a bit with fancy red ribbon laces)
bust out the acrylics and paint away…
snag the waterproof spray varnish, tape up every area you don’t want sprayed & blast ‘em with 2 – 3 coats of shiny, protective goodness
let dry completely overnight, remove the tape & present them as fancy schmancy brand new boots!
as the boot experiment was a rousing success I thought I’d give it go with a pair of thrifted leather loafers – a fab’ find as they were brand new, with tags for only €1! Brilliant!
as I’d painted her boots I figured it was only fair to let the kidlet do mine… *I filled the shoes with newspaper & taped up all of the areas I didn’t want splattered with colour prior to letting the artiste loose
after filling in the missed bits + 3 coats of protective varnish + 2 days to let everything get properly dried & set I now have a pair of the awesomest loafers in the galaxy!