Perhaps tacky, but dievca did it! DIYPosted: April 14, 2015
About a year ago, dievca mentioned that she was cleaning out her closets, eBaying items and limiting her purchases. (A DIY moment? Maybe….) Her amount of purchasing of clothing and accessories has diminished quite a bit this past year. Probably, because her attention was diverted with Life emergencies and changes. The pleasure of looking and shopping took a backseat to more important issues
As dievca has come up for air, she took a day for herself: to see the movie “Cinderella” in the Theatre with a girlfriend, got a mani/pedi, eBay-ed a backlog of items and completed a DIY shoe project she started last year.
Her DIY project was inspired by these Charlotte Olympia heels and her constraints were that she had to use a pair of shoes from her closet.
dievca cheated a little bit. she had helped her parents clear out their house and her Mom had a pair of ivory satin shoes exclusively made for Rosenthal’s Department Store. The shoes were dievca’s oldest Aunt’s wedding shoes in the 1930’s and worn heavily afterward. They fit dievca very well.
dievca brought them back to NYC and checked in with her favorite shoe repair shop.They said that they couldn’t clean them, nor could they dye them navy blue — but they could be dyed black.
The shoes looked great when they came back from their dye job and simple repairs. So, good that dievca was indecisive about adding flowers. she dragged her heels until she did a spot test with rubber cement and hot glue. The hot glue could be picked off the shoes without damage, so dievca could add her flowers and if she hated them – remove the flowers safely.
OK – dievca is not a glue gun demon…a small NYC apartments don’t offer a lot of space to work. 7 inches in front of a microwave on a glass cutting board is tricky. That said, here is dievca’s DIY offering for Spring.
The shoes were comfortable and held up well until she got to Master’s Apartment and then the piece which encased the heel of the foot pulled away from the sole. It can be repaired…but is it worth it?
So, dievca did her “Spring Goddess” presentation for Master without the shoes or stockings. She came to Him in bare feet, stained a little purple/blue from the shoe dye even after being washed….