*diy boots, vintage sheer leopard blouse, vintage crushed velvet shorts, vintage belt, forever 21 necklace, vintage rings, vintage bag
remember when i half-heartedly mentioned doing a super ghetto DIY of the rodarte upholstery boots?
well, i've been meaning to do it for some time now, but kept procrastinating in true brit fashion. i've wanted a pair of boots in "couch" fabric FOREVER, long before nearly crying with lust over the rodarte stunners.
this is a DIY from hell, i'm not going to pretend like it was fun. i think i have blisters on all of my fingers from my inability to use a hot glue gun and turn down the hem of the fabric simultaneously. up close, these boots are not pretty. but... i'm just banking on the fact that most people will see them from a distance and not get to cringe at my handy-work.
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so this is how i did it...
1. a pair of boots (i REALLY wish i would have used another pair of boots that actually fit me properly- these are about half a size too small on me! but they were only $9)
2. fabric (i bought half a yard from my favorite upholstery store, which cost me $25 bucks because i went for the super rad/expensive one, of course.)
3. hot glue gun (it took like... 6 full glue sticks... about $7)
4. spray adhesive (around $6)
i totally could not do this and take photos at the same time, so these are all i've got. basically, i started at the back seam and worked my way around. turn the fabric under so there's no fraying, and spray the adhesive onto the boot as you go so you can continually smooth it out to reduce wrinkles. it's a bitch to get it right. i called my hot glue gun so many names while consistently burning myself- most popular being "you fucker."
wrapping it around the toe was the hardest part, so i decided to do half at a time. so as you can see, the front of the boot looks pretty wack, but as i said, i don't mind. the majority of my shoes are beat up vintage kicks that look worse than this anyway.
$47 dollars and about 30-40 minutes later.