Painting thrift store rain boots to use in home decor – faux hunter boots look.
She usually loved the sun to reign, but today she enjoyed the surprise of rain.
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HOME DECOR RAIN BOOTS
If you are on Instagram, you may have seen rain boots being used in home décor everywhere. In fact……..Hunter boots are all the rage. But, at over $100… that’s a pretty spendy décor item wouldn’t you say?
Since they look so cute, we were on a mission to salvage our own. Okay, really Salvage Sister was on this mission. The Mister really is okay without cute boots as home décor, but he is always willing to help make it a reality.
At the thrift store, we found some good quality black rubber boots. Now you could totally leave them as-is, and put some flowers in them but Salvage Sister wanted……colorful…bold….fun!!! She wanted to paint them…..get a spray paint can for a couple of bucks and badabingbadaboom.
The Mister said not so fast.
Since they are rubber you need flexible paint that will bend. Mind blown!
OTHER THRIFT STORE TRANSFORMATIONS
- Thrift Store Farmhouse Desk Organizer Makeover
- A Thrifted Picnic Basket Makeover
- DIY Faux Jadeite Dish from a Thrift Store Find
PAINTING THRIFT STORE RAIN BOOTS
With the proper flex paint, “we” could now have FUN boots, not only for décor, but these babies could be used right out in the field too. So if you have a pair of boots that need refreshing this may be the way to go.
Make sure to clean the boots, and let dry, if needed.
For one pair of boots, it took the entire can of paint …..sprayed very carefully. If you are like The Mister and are a careful sprayer, you’ll be fine. If you are a little carefree in your spraying, like some people …..that shall remain nameless, you might need more than one can.
** Of course, it depends on how dark the boots are and the color you are painting them.
TOTAL BOOT PROJECT COST
- Thrift Store Boots $8
- Paint $7 (at our local home improvement store with a small discount)
For $15 I had what I was looking for and is a huge difference in price than hunter boots. If I really wanted to faux this up, I could have tried to make a label but that wasn’t needed for me.
Add whatever you like…feet, flowers, or just set them by the door and take pretty Instagram photo of how trendy you are with your “new” boots.
Side Note – The boot color red will be great to go straight into fall and Christmas season. The red seemed a universal color for most seasons.
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