Wednesday, December 28, 2011

DIY: Victorian Space Boots

      Have you ever gotten an item of clothing that has a lot of potential, but it just doesn't quite suit you? This happens to me frequently. I also happen to have a creative eye for improvement. Needless to say, there are many items that I've had fun modifying. I recently received a pair of beaten-up brown leather boots from my boyfriend’s little sister.
They have potential.
 I really wanted to like them, but I kept thinking, “If only they were purple!” So today, I decided to go get some shimmery purple leather paint.
This paint was much more metallic than I predicted...
I then worked on transforming my dingy Victorian-esque boots into boots fit for a dignified Victorian Cosmonaut. My mother said they look like something Ziggy Stardust would wear. Why thank you, Mom.
After layers of paint, here are the results:

Yes, I own purple pants. 

I'm not so sure why they appear to be pink here. ><

Now to find some interesting laces to finish them up! Perhaps ribbon would work.


  1. i love these! by the way, where do you buy leather paint?

  2. Thanks! You can buy leather paint from Joanne Fabric Store.

  3. What a great idea! They look awesome :-)

    1. Thanks! I love these. I get so many compliments on them too. :)