Sunday, May 1, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Earlier this week my eldest daughter and I had a little oppie outing. She picked up these boots for just four bucks!


They are quite nice and looked like they hadn't been worn. When we got them home, it became apparent that my girl had some plans for them ...


Hhmmm - out came the studs and hammer - she enlisted her Dad for help with making holes and before we knew it - voila! Much punkier but I am afraid she still wasn't satisfied ...



We made some leather tassels to dangle from the back of the ankle and added half a zip around the top edge to complete the look.




And there you have it - a complete restyling and a much edgier look. She wore them on Friday night for her birthday dinner and combined with her leopard print stockings and LBD, looked a million bucks. See, a little imagination (and access to tools and stuff) goes a long way! Head over to Sophie's to see what treasures others have unearthed at the oppies this week.

8 comments:

Nelly said...

She did an awesome job in them Id wear them myself.

Erica Louise said...

Oh wow, love them! Nothing like a bit of shoe refashion, well done!

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Great job. You have taught her well!

Amber Victoria's Cottage said...

A fashionista! Really cute boots now.

Nick said...

Aren't you a great mum! (That is what I tell my daughter when I bring her stuff home from the op shop) Some mothers would say, "you're not going out looking like that!" or "wear something pretty!" but no, you respect your daughters individualtiy and creativity! The kids now adays are so lucky! The boots look great.
Your comment was spot on! Gave me a goo ol' laugh.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it's the mother and child reu-u-nion....
H O O R A Y
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vintagescapes said...

What a great story and tranformation!

Tracey said...

what a score, I LOVE the shoes!