DIY: Rubber Boots Reno…

 In an earlier post here, I shared that I was not a tall person.  Well, neither am I petite.  This is particularly evident when it comes to boots.  The majority of boots do not get along well with my calves.  The exception of course, are rubber boots.  I mean, how can a rubber boot not fit?   People all over the internet are practically swimming in their wellies.

Fast forward to these superb rubber boots.  Thrifted.  A quick on/off and I was sold.  The problem was I didn’t attempt to tuck my pants into the boots.   Well, imagine my despair to find that I can barely get them on, never mind over my skinny jeans.  What to do?  I could gift them to Goodwill and chalk it up to experience… or I could alter them to fit.  You guessed it.   I grabbed my scissors and cut them down the middle between the grommets .  While I was at it, I prettified them up with some ribbon.  Ah, now I can breathe.  I may lose the ribbon down the road, but these nautical boots are here to stay.

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  • Reply Izzywizz November 8, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Hi there! 🙂 Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving the sweetest comment, appreciate it. 🙂 Im so glad you decided to start a blog, its wonderful here, lots of colours which I cant get enough of. 🙂 Im really amazed of how you solved the problem with illfitting wellies and how cute they turned out!! Fantastic!
    You have yourself a new follower, may there be many more! 🙂 xxx Monica/Izzywizz from Colour makes people

  • Reply Gabriala Brown November 9, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Oh the calves! The way mine fit in boots, they are always TIGHT around one part and back in the day I had a hard time with them fitting. It seems in the last couple of decades the calves have gotten wider in boots so that “snug” issue is not such an issue. These boots are so cute, love them! 🙂

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Hi Monica, Thank you so much for your kind comments! You do colour so well. Your complement means a lot to me.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Hi Gabriala, I agree. Last year I did find a pair of riding boots that fit, and they were not specifically wide width. Thanks for commenting!

  • Reply Anonymous November 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Smarty pants!!! keep it coming….

  • Reply Alexandra November 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    This is so clever! Love how the DIY turned out.

    Alexandra xo

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks, I think. LOL

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Alexandra, Thank you so much for popping by and commenting. I really appreciate it. I enjoy your blog, and welcome home by the way!

  • Reply Shirl November 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Genius save, Sue!


  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you, thank you!

  • Reply Jean at November 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I adore this DIY!! I hope you don't lose the ribbons; I think they are gorgeous!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you Jean. It was a fun little project, and I am eager to attempt a jean jacket/sweater re-do with kudos to you!

  • Reply Sarah November 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    THRIFTED awesome rubber boots? We should be shopping buddies, girl. (: Good find!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas November 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Thrifting is always better with a buddy, LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Madison Thorpe December 11, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Man, those are awesome boots!!! I love what you did to them.

    Looking Up.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hey, thank you Madison.

  • Reply Kendra Pahukoa March 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    smart (and very very cute!)

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