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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Altered vintage shoe forms cobbler's lasts

 Hi guys! I wanted to share a few things I have been working on. I have more things to show you, but I am trying to not cram them all into one post! These altered vintage wooden shoe forms or cobbler's lasts are my latest. I really like how these turned out. I have a couple milk crates full of vintage wooden shoe forms left over from my antique store days. We literally bought 2 steamer trunks full at an auction one night. I sold tons. I was surprised how much these have gone up in price over the last 4 years. I guess the "industrial" decor thing has hit hard! I wanted to jazz some up a bit for a show I am supposed to be doing at the end of this month in Knoxville.
 I painted some in shades of palest pink, palest blue, pale grey and cream and distressed them.
Then I decided some needed to be converted to a useful item. I pondered quite a while and then thought Shoes! I added a vintage wooden spool covered in French text and a handmade wire heart photo holder.
     I love the "Marie" flavor of these! I think besides a photo, they would be great for a fancy menu holder.
  I added a chandelier prism to the heart for a bit of bling and sparkle (and some glitter of course)
                        These could also prop a small book or framed piece
I wanted to go further and add a paper rosette with a rhinestone middle or vintage buckle but my hubs gave me the old "HOW much are you planning to sell these for?" ...... I still may.... don't tell... sssshhhhhhhh... 'Til next time! Julia

3 comments:

Laura Beth Love said...

These are really neat, I love the spools as heels!

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

great way to save these shoes! lol
debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, people will love these, just the right color and they have a purpose....I know what hubs means, but sometimes I can't stop myself because it is fun!

Carol