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« on: June 01, 2012 11:17:03 PM »


Please forgive the awful lighting in these photos -- it's been raining non-stop for the past few days, and it's very dingy outside.

I went into my favorite cheap-clothing store, Cotton On, last night after Uni had finished, and managed to snag these bad boys for only about $10. They're slightly tight, but otherwise worked well. However, they started their life as plain black, faux-suede things, very similar to a pair I already own.

So I painted them.

Mother and I have wanted a pair of saddle-shoes for a while now -- we are the same shoe size and will occasionally share awesome shoes -- and so I decided to see if I could make these work, and so far so awesome.

I used a cheap fabric paint I picked up when a bookstore went out of business down here, and after about four coats it was pretty much covered. I just need to use the hairdryer to heat-set them, and hopefully we'll be golden! The small black dots were done in a plain permanent marker I have, as well as touchups where I went out of my tape-lines.

Thanks for looking guys, and again, sorry for bad photos. (I also made the curtains in the background. Natch!)

Wishes can come true. But not if you just wait for miracles. Miracles are things we make for ourselves. Here, and now.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012 11:51:19 AM »

Cute shoes. They look really tidy and I wouldn't have guessed sharpie markers for the dots.

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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