Friday, November 9, 2012

DIY: Add a little Metallic to your Rainboots


Happy Friday, yes I have struggled this week. I am not sure what's up, but every week I seem to be getting somebody's bug. Now, I am feeling fabulous and will get back on track. I bought a pair of rain boots at the thrift store and knew I wanted to do something with them.(I already had a black pair) They have sat around for some months and I realized I wanted to put a metallic effect on them.   This can be done to any solid color rain boot, but if you didn't want gold - silver is a great alternative.


  For this DIY you will need a solid color rain boot, Krylon gold spray paint (adheres well to rubber or plastic), paper to ball up, newspaper, masking tape, and plastic bags.


Step 1: Tape the bottom of the boot as seen in photo.




Step 2: Put newspaper in the boot, so paint does not get in the inside. Make sure to put the boot on newspaper and put plastic around the taped area.

 Step 3: Crumple up the paper and then spray the spray paint on the paper.

 Step 4: Lightly press the paper on the boot. This is kind of a sponge painting affect on a boot. Once you have done one area don't repeat  in the same spot, because you want the metallic paint not to fully cover the boot.
 Step 5: Continue up the boot and let dry for a couple of days, so the paint will adhere. I have washed the boots with a wet towel to make sure the paint wouldn't come off. . This is an easy way to apply the metallic trend into your wardrobe.



I love how they turned out and it was so easy. 

Any plans for the weekend? Do you tend to wear a particular metallic color over another?

5 comments:

  1. Girl, I feel your pain with passing the bugs around. I swear - it has been every other week in our house for 2 months now. RAWR!!! Glad you're feeling better, and bonus? You look smashing. Love love love that DIY on the boots. SO cute.

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  2. Love this look, and those boots!

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  3. This boot DIY looks really fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great DIY! Will have to try it myself. :)

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