Rockin’ Revamped Roller Skates

For my roommates birthday, I found her old, beat up pair of roller skates in the garage and revamped them to give them a second lease on life!  This is what the before skates looked like:

skatesbefore

The first thing to do was to jazz up those laces!

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There were scuffs on the leather and rust on the metal clips where the shoelaces are tied but I took care of that pretty easily with a coat of white acrylic paint.

Then I also used acrylic paint to paint a 70’s style rainbow on each side and added some colors to the back.

rainbowdesign

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The inside of the tongue was all moth-eaten so I sewed some cool polka-dotted fabric inside to match the funky rainbow motif.

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The birthday girl loved the way the final product turned out!  Can’t wait to go skating and watch her take these babies for a spin.

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skatesfinal

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