Saturday, December 14, 2013

Altered Ice Skates

I've been so excited to show you my altered ice skates.  I found them in another booth and they were all dirty with mildew and yuck.  However, they had potential.

I painted them with American Chalk Paint, sprinkled on the glitter, added ribbon for the laces and then embellished and stuffed the insides with pine and pretties...

What do you think?

I took them to my booth and they sold the next day.  Darn, I really wanted them to stay around a little longer because they made my booth look so good!

                                           ~~hugs~~
                                             Sissie

14 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sissie! I love the glitter on them. I just did up a pair I found over the Summer the other day. Small amount of glitter added to my blades and I was just glad to get some faux fur on them. I want to change out the shoelaces to red ones so I'll be looking around the house. I'm sure we've got some somewhere!

Sharon Wengel said...

It always seems like the things I really love in my booth are the fastest to sell . So I know where you are coming from .
Sharon

Mari said...

Sissie, it's no small wonder why the sold sooooo fast, they turned out gorgeous ;-)

Hugs~
Mari

Ivy and Elephants said...

Those are gorgeous, I would have snapped them up, too! You did a fabulous job as always.
Hugs,
Patti

Ivy and Elephants said...

Those are gorgeous, I would have snapped them up, too! You did a fabulous job as always.
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy Moreland said...

They are amazing, Sissie! (were amazing)!! You sell all your good stuff! :) Happy weekend!

NanaDiana said...

Those turned out really cute- I can see why they sold so quickly- xo Diana

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! I love the laces:@)

Prima Widodo said...

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm prima. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger

too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Prima

DogsMom said...

Very pretty and festive laces!
Isn't that they way it goes - the things you wish could stay and be enjoyed are the first to sell.

Okio B Designs said...

So adorable with those laces! I'm not surprised you sold them immediately!

Jeanine

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh Sissie, they are so pretty and white and sparkly! What a cute christmas decoration someone will now have to pull out every year!

Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, those skates are so pretty. I found a pair last year and I still don't have them made over. I think I've been putting it off because I couldn't decide whether or not to glitter them. After seeing yours, I believe I will! Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous holiday.

Christmas blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, the skates are so pretty and no wonder they sold so fast. Glad to hear from you and have a wonderful Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

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