Thursday, 16 June 2016

Oooops, got carried away :o)

Hello. My lovely charity shop bootees are looking a bit tired, and need tarting up a bit. I want to wear them tomorrow and they must look nice. Remove dirty white laces. I tried scrubbing around the white bits at the bottom with a toothbrush and toothpaste, then wash up liquid, didn't make any difference. 
So, paint it's got to be. Vinyl silk emulsion from the tester pots.

Oh wow, I just couldn't stop myself. The grey fabric was a bit grubby, so let's give it the full works, blue, green and purple. I had a new pair of laces in my stash to complete the jazziest trainers ever. They would cost a lot of money in the shops. I bought them for £2 a few years ago, have had a lot of wear out of them, now they have a new lease of life, all for a couple of bob.


Love, love, love 'em. I hope they will make people smile. Not to be worn in the rain maybe, ha ha.

I'm going AWOL a bit later today, something important to do. Can you mind the shop for me, no skiving. I'll be back before you know it.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip

24 comments:

  1. That really brightened up my day, it's raining in Surrey! They are absolutely brilliant. SueM

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  2. Ilona, you never cease to amaze me. What a fab idea, they look great.
    Briony
    x

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  3. Brilliant idea, you are such a resourceful person Ilona, they look fab xx

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  4. Super! If you've a little clear shoe polish, or some wax, you can make them waterproof - no need to worry about multi coloured feet if you get caught in the rain.

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    1. What a good idea!

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  5. They look AMAZING, Ilona! They would be very expensive in a boutique.
    Margaret P

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  6. If it is vinyl silk paint it is probably waterproof. We paint the front pebble dashed bit of our house with ordinary vinyl silk. We never use a 'proper' outdoor paint.

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  7. They look great Ilona.
    Hazel c uk

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  8. Absolutely Fabulous darling...... I could see Edina wearing them. Seriously, you must have really steady hands with a paintbrush !

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  9. I love 'em too! You will smile every time you glance down at your feet! JanF

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  10. What a transformation!!! You are so resourceful and make such lovely things. X

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  11. They look great! The clear shoe polish/wax idea is a good one then you can wear them in the rain.

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  12. Marvelous...love them.

    Have seen folks do something similar with Permanent Markers...You can get quite a variety of colours these days.

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  13. OMGosh - I flippin love those shoes!!! Good job!!! :-)

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  14. Fabulosity on your feet! Love!!

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  15. Wonderful! You never cease to amaze me. Pat xx

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  16. Love the trainers my son in law has a similar pair for his work,t his a professional clown .

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  17. WOW! They match your Summer House! Love them!!! Shirley

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  18. What a jolly good idea! I think I shall paint my boots.

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  19. Love these...great idea!

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