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« on: November 30, 2010 01:07:06 PM »

Hey everyone! This is part of a "5 Ways" feature I did, focusing on different ways to use hardware supplies for fashion diy projects. My favorite = studded boots I made with furniture nails, so I wanted to share it here!




Here are the finished boots Smiley


Supplies: White gel pen, hammer, furniture nails. I bought these at my local hardware store; they're daisy brass nails, to be specific.




Also, some vintage "grandma" boots...




Using a gel pen, I marked dots on the rubber heel to determine where I'd place the nails. Mine were 1 1/2 inches apart.



I nailed the furniture nails into the heels, using a hammer. p.s. Watch your fingers!


Done!



(I originally tried to use these on a pair of heels, but I quickly learned the heel had to be a rubber-y sort of material. The pair of vintage pumps I initially tried had a very hard, sturdy heel, and I almost broke a hand and a finger trying to get the nails to go through. So make sure your heels are soft enough for nails to go through!)




Enjoy<3!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 01:27:33 PM »

It's amazing what a difference one little change can make! They look really good. Great idea!! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 02:06:11 PM »

I would never have come up with this!

Good job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 03:13:02 PM »

Mwahaha...now I know how I can finish my shoes....
Love it. I NEVER would have thought to do this! Definitely a fun project.
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010 03:32:37 PM »

Stylin'
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Glojo
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010 06:03:41 PM »

What an improvement! Care to direct us to this feature you did so we can see what other clever tricks you have up your sleeve? : )
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010 06:13:13 PM »

Thanks everyone!! Glad you guys liked it...definitely watch your fingers though, especially if you're clumsy like me haha. The rubber soles can make the nails act a little weird sometimes, but otherwise it's really easy to do.

What an improvement! Care to direct us to this feature you did so we can see what other clever tricks you have up your sleeve? : )

I did the feature on my blog, http://studs-and-pearls.com ! The other projects using hardware supplies include mostly jewelry, but I definitely love the boots refashion the most Smiley Enjoy <3.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010 10:09:30 PM »

Maybe you could drill a small hole first then tap in the nail with some strong glue on those other soles that you tried to break your hand and finger on.  BTW, these ROCK!
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