Old Dancing Shoes

Yep, the old bar shoes.   Black pointy-toe high heels that have many scuff marks, worn out leather, but still have some more miles in them.  How about a new color to brighten them up and give them a make over?

I picked up a bottle of Folk Art outdoor acrylic paint in calypso blue ($2.50) and a foam paint brush ($0.50).  The Miller High Life costs about 20 but that is optional 🙂


I didn’t have any flexible tape so I used vasoline around the heel and sole edges to help keep the paint on the material.  It worked really well!  Two coats, 48 hours to cure, and…

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Yay! New shoes!



Better With Buttons

I bought this tank top years ago to wear on a date with Charlie.  It was the date I had suspected he would propose…I was right!



Aw, good times!

But then the little silver studs began to fall off not long after this 😦 It was just the middle row that was affected by this loosey goosey stitching, which has a smaller size stud as you can see in the photo.  By the way, please excuse my cell phone photo bomb with the busted up screen, that was not supposed to be in the picture.



I have held onto this top for 5 years now knowing some creative idea would brew up at some point.  Well, ok some motivation too.

A couple days ago it came to me…


I was in Hancock Fabrics and saw a package of different shades of blue and green buttons and…BAM! New top to wear!

It softens up this top too.  All the metal made it not only edgy, but also heavy! What do you think?


Ofabz swimwear


I love the vintage style and colours of these bathing suits! They are a little pricey, about $48 for each piece, but it is a local company and made right here in the USA.  Well, I’m sold!  Only 12 weeks to kicking it pool side!

Check out some of the other rad-retro swimwear theses lovely ladies  have to offer at http://www.ofabz.com/shop.html