Thrifting Thursday: DIY Leopard Loafers | Thriftanista in the City

9.01.2011

Thrifting Thursday: DIY Leopard Loafers



I found these buttery soft Nordstrom loafers last week at the Salvation Army. They were $2. The color wasn't my favorite but I loved how soft the leather felt and they were in really good condition.

While I was thinking of what I could do to spruce them up, I found and re-pinned these Steve Madden Loafers. They became my inspiration. I went to Blick, bought fabric paint pens (plus some other goodies) and went to work.

I still have some tweaking to do and mistakes to correct. I think they are super awesome though. They add a bit of interest to the mom uniform. I will be trying this again, maybe zebra print next time!

Any animal print fans out there?

And in related news: I've created my own disinfection system for the un-washable thrift items. Sunshine (uv rays); a disinfecting spritz (mineral deodorant spray, lemon juice, vinegar, and cheap vodka); 15 mins in dryer with a dryer sheet (cloth only). Works great!

How do you clean/disinfect your thrifty finds?

6 comments

Mimi said...

How clever. I would've never thought. You did a great job. I haven't found any shoes on my thrifting ventures yet. The clothes I wash or send to the cleaners.

I will keep this in mind if I come across something...thanks for specifying the vodka can be cheap!

Mama Violet said...

@Mimi Thanks! I rarely go to the cleaners. I will try to wash everything once. :) I probably should have explained that somewhere in there. I'm frugal (ie cheap) like that.

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

This is awesome! Thanks for linking up to thriftaholics weekly! :) Hope to see you there next week!

Nicole G said...

GREAT idea! I LOVE these! Found you via thriftaholics weekly.

-Nicole
www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

Mama Violet said...

Thanks Ladies! I will be linking up again. Love looking at all the awesome thrifted finds.

The Curvy Girl said...

Very nice job...and what a score for $2!!!

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