☩DIY☩ Nasty Gal Inspired Cut Out Boots

Things you need for this DIY:
✝ a pair of boots
✝ a ruler
✝ an X-acto knife
✝ chalk, chalk pencil or white eyeliner would work really well

Total time:
1.5 hours

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I really needed to spiff up my old boots.

Start drawing a grid by marking every .5 of an inch along the top and .75 of an inch down the sides.


Complete the grid by connecting the marks with diagonal lines.


Use the X-acto knife to cut out some of the diamonds. Then wipe off the chalk with a wet towel.


☩DIY☩ Viktor & Rolf Red and Black Booties

Things you need for this DIY:

✝ patent leather platform booties (get a pair here)

✝ red acrylic paint

✝ painter's tape

✝ a good flat paint brush



Total time:

3 hours

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My old patent oxfords have seen me through a few winters and lots of puddles, they were looking shab-city. I saw these Viktor & Rolf shoes after last seasons runway show and would have given my first born for them, had I had a first born...it's a good thing I don't have kids yet.


To get the color right I mixed cadmium deep and vermillion.


You need LOTS of paint.


You need a lot of coats. I did about 20. The more the better, too thin will chip off. Make sure you let each layer dry before the next coat. This is after one...


Be careful when you take the tape off, it's a good idea to have something with a sharp edge in case the tape starts to pull the paint.


I also painted about 1.5 inches in the middle of the shoe lace.

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That's it!

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