Wednesday, October 10, 2012

{ i spy a diy - the primrose pumps }

Anthropologie stocks some pretty, flippin' fantastic shoes.  I almost never buy them because they are often too expendy for me, even on sale.  But I fell in love with these shoes, the Rensselaer T-Straps, a few seasons ago, and haven't been able to get them out of my head since.  Aren't they lovely? 
These beauties retailed for $148.  Eeek!

Then last week, I spied these $2 Candies mary janes at the thrift store.  They were in like-new condition. Hmmm, they got me thinking about a DIY version of the Rensselaers.

I knew I needed some leather so that I could make some pretty blooms, so I picked up these ugly boots for $3.

And then I cut up the boots and used the leather and leather glue to make some sweet, little flowers.

I added some bows, and this is what I ended up with....

Here's another look at Anthro's and mine.
I spent five bucks.  FIVE.

I am happy. ;)
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Allison @ little lovelies said...

I'm usually not that into Anthro knockoffs but these are so spot on and your styling of them is so good as well! Really, really awesome job!

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Nicholas Redd said...

My wife will want one pair of each of these shoes. Good for her. Sad for my wallet.

Rachel {polkadots and puppies} said...

Thanks so much, Allison. Happy to "see" you here ;)

Laura said...

Wha?! That's amazing. You look lovely, too!

LisaW said...

WOW! They look so good...I can't believe you were able to make them for just $5! Well done.

the classroom creative said...

Love- love- love, looking at my shoes trying to decide which ones to "dress up"! Karen

elisabeth (bovagoods) said...

Are you serious? These are amazing!!! You are so so good at this, Rachel. :)xo

KristinS said...

Wow nice job! Yours look better.

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jessie light said...

i know this is last year ... but i just found your blog.. these are stunning! great job!

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