March 08, 2011

DIY | Flat Ankle Boots

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These biker boots have been sitting in my closet for years without being worn.
But with a few simple adjustments they will serve their purpose again; these boots are made for walking.

Almost every boot is technically made up of a shoe with an attachment to cover the leg. I carefully cut along the seem with sharp scissors to separate the shoe from this upper boot-part. From the left over leather I cut two strings to make long Balenciaga-like tassels. The silver studs still made the boot look a bit too cowboyish for my taste so I decided to hide them by painting them black with a lick of nailpolish. Lastly I decided to incorporate a bit of my latest obsession, rose gold. Copper thread in a gold rose color can be purchased at any hardware store.

67 comments:

Julian! said...

You are brilliant at DIYs!

Julian
tetrismagic.blogspot.com

The Robyn Diaries said...

what a brilliant idea! these look so lush now :)

R x

LUU H. said...

you're truly the queen of DIY!

LOVETHEFABRIC said...

Jij bent zo ontzettend creatief! Echt leuke laarsjes nu trouwens!^^

Helene Arrak said...

brilliant DIY.. ♥♥

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Nora Reul said...

I want to see them in action (:
just cool

Jantine said...

Geweldig, briljant!
En nog dankjewel :)

Maja Vonava said...

Wauu very good DIY! They look awesome

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Agnete said...

Ivania, you are with no doubt the coolest DIY'er i have ever known of!!!

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thefashionguitar.com said...

WOW this is such a good idea! Thanks for sharing lovely!! I have a pair of those boots in my closet, not wearing them... so maybe I will do such a thing too... You are such an inspiration!

♥ thefashionguitar

Fashiable said...

Echt super super leuk!

Michelle Chic said...

whoah! u r amazing when it comes to diy!!!

The fashion building / DIY said...

Ah, GEWELDIG gedaan!

Jessica said...

You're the queen of D.I.Y's no joke! I love it!

rebecca said...

wow, they are awesome!!

Sophia said...

Jezus, wat ben jij creatief! Ze zijn echt super gaaf geworden! Ben benieuwd naar een outfit met deze boots aan.

Sara said...

Wat een goede DIY, wauw!! Echt heel mooi gedaan. Sowieso vind ik je blog superleuk, FOLLOW!

Iulia Romana said...

THESE ARE GORGEOUS :D thank's for sharing your DIY project with us,honey!

TUVA ALICIA - FASHION BLOG said...

OH MY GOD! I DIE! I have never been thinking of that before!

denise said...

wauw wat cool!
liefs,
denise

Cylia said...

ohh crap! alsof je me gedachte kan lezen.. ben al heel lang op zoek naar een goede flat boot. wat een goed idee.. echt briljant gewoon.

Nomadic D. said...

These look great! And how brave of you to take scissors to boots! I don't know if I could ever do that. Course, I love my motorcycle boots too much to chop them up, but this does make me wish I had an extra short pair too. Brilliant!

jemu said...

brrrrrrrrriljant

Lisanne & Carlijn said...

wauw, dat heb je knap gedaan! superleuk x

Romance Is Boring said...

This is amazing! I'd never have thought to do something like this, but it's worked really well :) x

Seego said...

I have boots very similar to those and I haven't worn them in years! I've been meaning to cut them up but I've been hesitant to. Maybe I'll cut mine now...Can't wait to see how you dress these up. Maybe after I see how they look on your feet, I'll chop mine up. But thanks for the DIY.

helena said...

Oh wauw wat gaaaf!

spitfirenerd said...

Wow fantastisch idee zeg!! En ze zien er heel gaaf uit nu!!

Outfitpost please!!!
x

japke said...

wat een geweldig idee en heel mooi uitgevoerd!

PookeBoop♥ said...

Wow, it's a big change!!! LIKE IT!)))

én af os said...

WOW! you have made them much better!

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alba (to chic or not to chic) said...

good idea!!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

These came out brilliantly, really like the copper detail :D
xxxxx

isis said...

great job! they came out so good!!

catmt said...

Love it!!! I always find that after I customize my clothes/shoes it becomes much more wearable.

Raspberry Jam said...

Great!

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XOXO

Debbie said...

Geniaal gedaan! Echt super! :)
x

Angy said...

YOU are a genius!!!

they are amazing; I would so much to have your creativity!

hannah said...

AMAZING! how do you THINK of these things?!

X

http://www.thefashionhash.com/

celeste said...

that is AWESOME. i love how you made them to fit your taste and they look great!

Bubblegum Design Studio said...

You're so good in DIYs!

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Kookie B. said...

GENIUS! I love the final product!

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Tastes Eclectic Fashion said...

You DIYs always blog my mind because I never would have thought of them (goes to show how ingenious I am, haha).

Lisa said...

echt super gedaan! they look so cool!

Corinne Laurice said...

What an amazing idea! I very rarely see DIY tips that relate to shoes, except for maybe spray painting canvas sneakers.

Mulika said...

Genius! And you make it sound so easy. Oh, to be inspired enough to give it a go ;)

Mulika
www.mycapaciousbottega.com

Vivienne Kongvongsa said...

That is one amazing DIY.
Great job.
So envious!!!!


XXX

urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Brilliant!

sophie said...

heb je blog net ontdekt, maar wat een inspiratie nu al!!! ben meteen fan! wauw, you go girl.
-x-

http://blondfreckledgirl.blogspot.com/

ANewPairOfVintageBoots said...

Hee das tof gedaan :D!

Slanelle said...

very inspiring DIY!! Good job!

The Fall said...

SUCH a great DIY!

PrettyJolieThing said...

thats brilliant!! they look brand new
http://prettyjoliething.blogspot.com/

TerinaBekina said...

perfect! horse shoes :)

sooze said...

very cool!

Jan said...

Ah supergaaf gedaan,
vind ze zo veel leuker! ^^

xx said...

great!! :)

http://throwyourhandsintheair.blogspot.com/

LO' said...

Really nice work !

Your blog is amazing :)
Now following !

xxx
Laura

Sabrina O. said...

Ge-wel-dig! Wat is dit vet zeg! Eigen winkeltje starten?
x

Maria said...

GREAT tip!

Anonymous said...

Love them!

x Elena

mej. said...

did you finish the cut edge of leather when anything specific- or black nail polish as well? this is such a genius idea- i wish i had boots to cut up!

MEJ
meandtallu.blogspot.com

Romy said...

I just came across yor blog yesterday, and I have to say, that it's extremely enjoyable. Although my style is by far more girly, I absolutely adore yours. You are very pretty in your own way, and I absolutely love your make-up! However, this DIY-post made me feel the urge to comment: it's absolutely gorgeous! I just did the same thing (with slight alterations, I'm not a huge fan of metal threads) to my old boots, and it turned out lovely! Thank you for this fantastic idea!
looking forward to read and see more from you!

Romy said...

I use the word 'absolutely' waayyy to often. But this time it ABSOLUTELY fits! ;)

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