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:
The first thing to do was to jazz up those laces!
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.
The inside of the tongue was all moth-eaten so I sewed some cool polka-dotted fabric inside to match the funky rainbow motif.
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.