First of all, I am done with exams! Woohoooo!!
So I've been waiting to DIY my boots for the longest time but never found the time. What better time to get into some DIY projects than after exams!
Back story was, I wore out my new ankle boots for the first time and I fell on on the tar road, in the rain, within 15 minutes of wearing them.
Lol it's funny when I write about it now, but I was soooo sad when it happened cause my brand new shoes were now ruined! Gah!
I was pretty lucky, in the sense that the 'hole' was at the front because I could easily cover them up!
I've seen many DIY capped toe shoes tutorials around using acrylic paint, but I'm not familiar with acrylic paint at all. There were so many factors I was worried about such as 'Will the paint run when wet?', 'Will the paint be able to give the blemished part a smooth finish?', 'Will the paint crack?'
After much contemplating, I decided to go with black nail polish because I'm more familiar with them!
I have a peace of mind that the polish won't run when wet and I can layer the polish till I get a smooth finish.
I used tape to get a straight line, black marker pen to cover the white hole and some good pigmented nail polish to get the job done!
I used half the bottle with total of 10+ layers to make sure the hole gets covered in a smooth layer.
However, if your shoes are blemish free, 3 layers is plenty to give a gorgeous finish.
I left them to dry overnight and TAH-DAH! New shoes!
The dent is now barely visible but you could see some slight rippling. Unless someone has their head on the floor, it's all good. =D
I'm so glad I didn't have to throw my boots out!
If you're planning on doing trying this DIY out, I highly recommend nail polish for a gorgeous shine!
Much prettier and easier than using acrylic, IMO!
What better way to celebrate the end of exams with 'new' shoes. XD
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