Boot redo, round 2.

Simplification offers a completely new look for this good ol’ pair of boots.

Bear with me; it’s reaching to say that I’m a photographer, but let me clarify and state that I’m definitely not a videographer! It’s probably a good idea to test publishing videos depicting the processes of things I do. Video is where it’s at these days, right? So, with that said, take a look. Offer up some suggestions if you have them!

Boot redo, 101 from Kalli Payment on Vimeo.

As you can see, I didn’t need many tools to redo the boots. Needle nose pliers removed the tacks from the back of each boot. The hardware and buckles are all attached with the tacks. Afterwards, I buffed them with Kiwi brand Color Shine Premiere Instant Polish. Wa-lah!

Buckle with hardware, attached with tacks

Buckle with hardware, attached with tacks

 

Needle nose pliers

Needle nose pliers

 

Shoe polish

Shoe polish

 

Wa-lah!

Wa-lah!

 

New look

New look

I’ll be publishing another post today with a new project assignment. See you in a bit!

-Kalli

Boot redo, 101.

Fashion is a passion, gotta love boots!

I’m going to switch gears a tad. So, I went to the dentist earlier. My shoe choice for the day was an ultra-comfy pair of ankle boots with cowgirl flair (and sporting plenty of hardware I might add). I think this pair of boots is probably about…hmm, say, 7 years old. 7 years equates to 7 years worth of wear. While waiting for the dentist, I stared at my feet. Then, I thought, maybe it’s time to breath some new life into these boots.

Makeover for my ankle bootsThe joy of my something good (creativity) is that I have a constant flow of ideas streaming in and out of my head. Sometimes, you have to take detours to see what all the fuss is about! As Austin Kleon puts it, “I think it’s good to have a lot of projects going at once so you can bounce between them. When you get sick of one project, move over to another, and when you’re sick of that one, move back to the project you left. Practice productive procrastination.”

Makeover for my ankle boots

 

Makeover for my ankle boots

 

Makeover for my ankle boots

 

Makeover for my ankle boots

 

Makeover for my ankle bootsAs you can see, this pair of fantastic boots is missing a few pieces and then some. Some polish, deconstruction and overall simplification should do the trick! I’ll have a practically new pair of shoes after this.

Time to go revamp my boots. Stay tuned for the reveal and as well as another assignment.

-Kalli